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Careers in criminology

Author: Marilyn Morgan
Publisher: Los Angeles : Lowell House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes a variety of careers in local, state, federal, and private law enforcement, providing information about salaries, benefits, qualifications, education, and training; and includes interviews with men and women working in the field.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Morgan
ISBN: 0737302720 9780737302721
OCLC Number: 42680460
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One: Officers on the Front Lines --
1. The Community's First Line of Defense: Uniformed Officers --
2. Putting Together the Pieces: Detectives --
3. County and Statewide Protectors: The Sheriff's Department and the State Police --
4. Keeping a Nation Safe: The FBI --
5. The Founding Fathers of Law Enforcement: U.S. Marshals --
6. The Specialists: Secret Service, Capitol Police, DEA, ATF, U.S. Customs, and Border Patrol --
7. Training for the Front Lines --
Part Two: Scene of the Crime --
8. Examining the Bodies of Evidence: Criminalists, Forensic Specialists, Coroners, and Medical Examiners --
9. Inside the Criminal Mind: Profilers, Forensic Psychiatrists, Criminologists, and Polygraph Examiners --
Part Three: The Courts --
10. Arguing the Case: Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and Paralegals --
11. Order in the Courts: Judges and Courtroom Personnel --
Part Four: Corrections: From Prison to Parole --
12. Working in the Prison System: Correctional Officers, Wardens, and Correctional Treatment Specialists --
13. Working on the Streets: Parole and Probation Officers --
Part Five: Private Security --
14. Guarding People and Property: Security Officers, Bodyguards, and Security Managers --
15. The Trackers: Private Investigators and Bounty Hunters.
Responsibility: Marilyn Morgan.
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From police officers to forensic scientists and judges, the criminal justice system offers a variety of promising careers. This guide examines functions of each job, offers tips to help determine the  Read more...

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