Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and professionalism. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance the student’s self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout the student’s career.
New to the Second Edition:
- A new chapter titled “Volunteering and Internship” (Chapter 9) guides readers through the importance and process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume.
- Three new “Guest Speaker” profiles offer students new perspectives and practical advice for a variety of careers and geographical areas.
- New career assessment tools are included to help students realize their compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field.
- Expanded coverage of information in critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensure students are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers.
Free Poster: What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?
The open-access Student Study Site includes content from the previous edition of the book, and some content may not be compatible with the new edition:
- Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
- Web resources are included for further research and insights.
- Chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides that highlight essential content and features from the book.