A Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Security

A Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Security

By: Frank Schmalleger (author), Catherine D. Marcum (author)Paperback

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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.

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Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and both master's and doctoral degrees, with special emphasis in sociology, from The Ohio State University. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; for the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991. Dr. Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Pearson, 2016), Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Pearson 2015), Criminology Today (Pearson, 2016), Criminology: A Brief Introduction (Pearson, 2015), and Criminal Law Today (Pearson, 2016). Catherine D. Marcum, Ph.D. is an associate professor of criminal justice at Appalachian State University and the Criminal Justice Curriculum Coordinator. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Since that time, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, written and edited multiple books, and is extremely active in the discipline on a university, regional and national level. She was recently awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Her experience as a student and faculty member has given her insight into the needs and expectations of students, and more importantly the common misperceptions of the field by students studying criminal justice.


Chapter 1. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Chapter 2. Maximizing Your Courses and Professors Chapter 3. Effective Note Taking and Time Management Chapter 4. Online Learning Chapter 5. Communicating Effectively and Applying for Jobs Chapter 6. Writing Styles in Criminal Justice Chapter 7. Making Good Choices in the Social and Professional World Chapter 8. Criminal Justice Internships and Service Learning Opportunities

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781506323701
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9781506323701
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 1506323707

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