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Careers in Criminal Justice by Coy H. JohnstonCareers 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?
Call Number: 364.73 Jon
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Domestic Terrorism by Elizabeth Schmermund (Editor)This book provides a wide range of opinions on domestic terrorism and includes a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue.
Call Number: 363.325 SCH
Publication Date: 2017
Fall and Rise: the story of 9/11 by Mitchell ZuckoffThis book is a mesmerizing, minute-by-minute account of that terrible day. In the days and months after 9/11, the author, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families. After further years of meticulous reporting, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with voices of the lost and the saved.
So You Want to Be a Cop by Alley EvolaMany children, from the time they are old enough to be attracted to a siren and flashing lights, dream their whole lives of becoming a police officer. As a retired police officer, herself, Alley Evola looks at the daily ins and outs of the job of a police officer. From recruitment, life at the academy, patrol and eventually promotion, she provides a helpful understanding of what you can really expect. She also looks at the current issues, including race and gender, and how these have shaped certain expectations from the public that a police officer needs to be prepared for when working in this field. When you're young and dreaming you don't think about the process it will take to become a police officer. And it's also not evident until after the police academy the many challenges and issues you will face in the field. So You Want to Be a Cop is for everyone who secretly wishes they were a police officer, or is pursuing their dream in hopes of transforming it into reality.
Terrorism: a very short introduction by Charles TownshendCharting a clear path through the efforts to understand and explain modern terrorism, the author unravels a series of complex questions, including "Are terrorists criminals?", "How far does media publicity sustain terrorism?", and "What can be done about it?", This book examines the historical, ideological, and local roots of terrorist violence. The author explores terrorism in relation to revolutionary power, nationalism, and religious extremism, considering the successes of specific terrorist and anti-terrorist campaigns in the distant past, and in recent years. Providing a discussion surrounding the on-going debates about the erosion of civil liberties in response to increased terrorist activities, the author addresses the question we are all facing: how does terrorism end?