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Criminal Justice Database is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. The database bridges theory with practice by providing information geared to those interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security – as well as scholars and other researchers who study the causes, trends, and societal impacts of crime.
PROFESSIONAL PARALEGAL, THE: A GUIDE TO FINDING A JOB AND CAREER SUCCESS covers more than just how to land a job, it shows how to prepare for and build a paralegal career. Taking a practical approach, it explains the dynamics of working in the legal environment, identifies the purpose and payoff to continual professional development, and offers strategies for working collaboratively with attorneys and others drawn into a case. Each chapter integrates ethics tips, checklists for success and end-of-chapter questions. Covering a full range of career issues, it offers advice on how to land your first paralegal job, develop marketable workplace habits and establish yourself in the paralegal profession.
Revised and updated to reflect recent research and statutory changes, the Ninth Edition of Sue Titus Reid′s Criminal Justice Essentials provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the U.S. criminal justice system. Represents the most thorough, legally accurate, and best-researched overview of the U.S. criminal justice system available today Anchored within the framework of the legal system and consistently includes legal decisions as a basis for much of its direction Accurately interprets the legal decisions which are cited Features references to current affairs Available in full color, including over 100 color photographs
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?
Over 1,300 criminal justice related academic-level educational videos.
Are you ready to start research on a topic for this course? Here are some tips from the library:
Search the right places. Where does the information you need live? Is it available through Google or do you need a specialized library database to freely access it? Make sure you pick the right resource when searching.
Search multiple places. Well-rounded research usually involves searching in multiple places. Don't limit yourself to just one place.
Use the subject headings. Databases usually tag things so that you can easily see everything on a specific topic. Find the subject headings that are related to your topic rather than relying just on a keyword search.
Use synonyms. Think carefully about your search terms (phrases, not sentences!) and try synonyms of your search terms.
Use Boolean Logic. This will help you get a smaller list of highly relevant results rather than a huge list of barely relevant results.
Don't wait until the last minute. Libraries usually can share resources with each other. If there is something you need that we don't have, we can possibly get it for you. This takes time though, so don't put off your research!
Does all of this information make your head spin? Meet with a librarian! Librarians are trained to help you find information, so ask for help.
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