The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice

Author: Ester Ragonese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113509277X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable and to careers in the Criminal Justice Sector and beyond, exploring the key organizations and employers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, explaining how they operate and detailing how they are changing. Written in an engaging and accessible style by four experts on employability and the Criminal Justice Sector, this book combines useful hints on becoming employable with helpful insights from those working in specific sectors. The book covers careers in: probation, the police, prisons, the courts, prosecution services and advocacy, youth justice. Packed with hints and tips, advice from current students, useful web links and lists of recommended reading, this book provides a clear guide to the career decision-making and transition processes and covers the essential elements required to making the first step towards securing a job in the above sectors. It will be essential reading for those who want to forge a successful career in any area of the Criminal Justice Sector.

Graduate Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Nicole Prior
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522494
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides information on graduate programs in the United States and Canada to students and professionals who are interested in attending post-baccalaureate education in criminology or criminal justice. The book contains information for each program and includes both brick-and-mortar and online programs. An introduction and a section on potential employment options provide context.

Routledge Handbook of Social Economic and Criminal Justice

Author: Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351002686
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on economic and social justice and the challenges presented by and within the criminal justice system. It critically discusses key concerns involved in realizing economic and social justice, including systemic issues in economic and social justice, issues related to organizations and social institutions, special issues regarding specific populations, and a review of national and international organizations that promote economic justice. Addressing more than just the ideology and theory underlying economic and social justice, the book presents chapters with practical examples and research on how economic and social justice might be achieved within the criminal justice systems of the world. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, this book is an essential reference for scholars with an interest in economic and social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including criminal justice and criminology as well as sociology, social work, public policy, and law.

Criminal Justice Management 2nd ed

Author: Mary Stohr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136261354
Format: PDF
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Criminal justice students and practitioners in criminal justice agencies know first-hand the value of effective management; they understand the vital need to develop organizations that meet the expectations of their community members, as well as those of their workers. Employing an innovative, student-friendly approach, this fully-updated second edition of Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subjects associated with operating justice-centered agencies. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Peter A. Collins interweave their comprehensive research with humor and personal anecdotes to make the study of criminal justice management accessible – and interesting – to students. Chapter exercises and study questions provide a springboard for lively class discussion, encouraging students to discover relevant applications for these provocative topics. Through its dedicated pedagogy, this text challenges readers to: initiate human relations management practices, develop and maintain strong ethical practices, provide support for the professional development of staff, use proactive, collaborative and shared responsibility forms of leadership, implement evidence-based best practices in agency programming, build strong bridges within an engaged and informed community. With an emphasis on putting theory into practice, Criminal Justice Management is an invaluable resource for the development of efficient, dynamic, and resourceful justice-centered agencies. It is perfect reading for criminal justice students, particularly those looking to enter a career in the criminal justice sector.

Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies

Author: Claire M. Renzetti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136836861
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Criminological research has historically been based on the study of men, boys and crime. As a result, the criminal justice system’s development of policies, programs, and treatment regimes was based on the male offender. It was not until the 1970s that some criminologists began to draw attention to the neglect of gender in the study of crime, but today, the study of gender and crime is burgeoning within criminology and includes a vast literature. The Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies is a collection of original, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary essays which provide a thorough overview of the history and development of research on gender and crime, covering topics based around: theoretical and methodological approaches gender and victimization gender and offending gendered work in the criminal justice system future directions in gender and crime research. Alongside these essays are boxes which highlight particularly innovative ideas or controversial topics – such as cybercrime, restorative justice, campus crime, and media depictions. A second set of boxes features leading gender and crime researchers who reflect on what sparked their interest in the subject. This engaging and thoughtful collection will be invaluable for students and scholars of criminology, sociology, psychology, public health, social work, cultural studies, media studies, economics and political science.

Criminal Justice Internships

Author: Gary R. Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437735029
Format: PDF, ePub
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Criminal Justice Internships: Theory Into Practice guides the student, instructor, and internship site supervisor through the entire internship process, offering advice and information for use at the internship site as well as pre-planning and assessment activities. Students learn basics such as choosing an internship site at either a public agency or a private firm, résumé writing techniques, interviewing skills, and the importance of setting and developing goals and assessing progress. It also serves as a reference tool for professors and supervisory personnel who assist and supervise the student during the experience. Chapters end with practical exercises, such as: preparing for your internship; thinking about your internship placement; planning your internship; your role as an intern; thinking about your internship; political, economic and legal factors at your site; assessing your internship. Includes sample resumes, cover letters, and more. Maintains an important focus on ethics in the workplace through all phases of the internship experience.

Islam Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Basia Spalek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134032900
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together research into key aspects of the interconnections between Islam, crime and the criminal justice system in Britain, a particularly timely collection in the light of both the recent disturbances in several northern English cities as well as the impact of the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath. Chapters in the book focus on young Muslim men and criminal activity, Muslim women and their experiences of victimisation, the experiences of Muslim police officers, of Muslims in prison, issues of human rights in relation to Muslims in Britain, and the criminal justice policy implications of religious diversity. Main aims pursued through the book include issues of victimisation as perceived by Muslim communities, Muslim perspectives on crime and criminal justice, and ways of addressing issues of marginalisation and exclusion within Muslim communities. Overall the book provides an important contribution to debates over the role of Muslims in British society generally, as well as their experiences of and involvement in the criminal justice system and the policy implications that arise from this.

The Law Student s Companion

Author: Bridget Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415695947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In an increasingly demanding job market, The Law Student's Companion is the smart law student's essential guide to stand out from the crowd. An invaluable tool for all law students, whether on the LLB, GDL or LPC, The Law Student's Companionwill work with you to help you channel your existing strengths, identify areas for improvement and provide essential practice to help you get the most out of your legal education, enhance your employment potential and become a better lawyer. We all possess human skills at some level in our ability to communicate with others, work as part of a team and manage ourselves and our time. This book will take you beyond this familar territory to show how the skills you already possess can be honed and adapted to help you shine at interview or selection anel, and ultimately to be a better lawyer. Its unique, practical and incremental approach will help you build employment and legal skills for lifelong personal and professional development. This book helps students to: Assess their own current skills levels Find ways of developing and testing new competencies Engage in active reflection on further development. The Law Student's Companionis based around a three-part structure. The first part shows you how to identify your existing skills, strengths and competencies (your 'human skills') and explains how development of these skills will enable you to get the most out of your legal study; part two focuses on 'employability or soft skills'. These are the skills which are assessed by all individuals whatever the industry. Walker et al show how your human skills relate to these employability skills, how to identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they can help you to develop. The third and final part of the book looks at key legal workplace skills and how the human and employability skills already examined can help to underpin these more specialist skills. The Law Student's Companionis the essential tool to help you get the most out of your legal study, enhance your employment potential and master the skills required for a successful legal career.

Handbook on Prisons

Author: Yvonne Jewkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317754557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors, this new volume builds on the success of the first edition and reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship around the world. The Handbook contains chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research, but also features contributions from ex-prisoners, prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. This second edition includes several completely new chapters on topics as diverse as prison design, technology in prisons, the high security estate, therapeutic communities, prisons and desistance, supermax and solitary confinement, plus a brand new section on international perspectives. The Handbook aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while also providing novel ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment. The Handbook on Prisons, Second edition is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology and related subjects, and is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the prison service, or in related agencies, who need up-to-date knowledge of thinking on prisons and imprisonment.