A Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Security is the ultimate how-to resource for success in the study of criminal justice. Renowned author Frank Schmalleger, who has over 40 years of field experience, has teamed up with researcher and educator Catherine D. Marcum to introduce students to the field of criminal justice, break down its many components, and describe a variety of employment opportunities available to criminal justice graduates. Students will learn how to effectively approach the study of criminal justice; communicate successfully with professors, peers, and potential employers; choose classes that will assist with career goals; develop good study habits and critical thinking skills; and write effectively in criminal justice. Additionally, as their academic careers advance, students will gain insights into how to best prepare for successful careers.
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
- Personality profile link
- Career profile boxes highlight descriptions of careers, duties, requirements, and annual salaries
- Career videos that detail a variety of professions in the criminal justice field
- Worksheets focusing on internships, personal time, professionalism, distractions, and career aspirations
- Sample cover letter
- Sample resume