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Career Guide in Criminal Justice

Douglas Klutz

Publication Date - 09 August 2018

ISBN: 9780190881320

256 pages

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Comprehensive, current, and highly practical career guidance in Criminal Justice


Career Guide in Criminal Justice is the guide to getting hired and working in the criminal justice system. Featuring a straightforward and accessible writing style, it covers the three main components of the criminal justice system--law enforcement, courts, and corrections--discussing career opportunities in local, state, and federal government along with those in the private sector. The book also looks at careers in private investigations, the bond industry, forensic psychology, cybersecurity, and other related fields. Douglas Klutz helps students develop practical skills including succeeding as a student in higher education, acting ethically and professionally, writing cover letters and résumés, securing internships, preparing for interviews, and effective networking and career-building strategies. In addition, he addresses many of the common myths related to working in the criminal justice system, offering students invaluable real-world guidance.


  • Comprehensive career guide
  • Covers the three main areas of study: law enforcement, courts, and corrections
  • Addresses common myths about the criminal justice system
  • Provides tips on getting jobs, including networking and preparing cover letters and resumes

About the Author(s)

Douglas Klutz is the Internship Director, Academic Advising Director, and Full-Time Instructor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Alabama. An award-winning instructor and advisor, he has taught and advised over 10,000 students in the course of his academic career, and created over 1,000 unique internship opportunities for students in the field of criminal justice.


"Career Guide in Criminal Justice is an invaluable asset for those aspiring to enter the criminal justice field. The author's use of plain language and his straightforward presentation make the book easy to comprehend, appreciate, and understand. The text is a very informative and relevant reference for anyone interested in gaining employment, enhancing their professional development, or seeking career advancement opportunities in criminal justice."--Charles E. Wilson, University of Detroit Mercy

"The author's writing style is excellent. The book's strengths include a full compass of relevant and informative materials, an easy-to-read format, appropriate topics (including ethics!) for criminal justice students who are looking at the transition from the academic arena to the real working world, and the inclusion of take-aways and assessment questions."--Frank E. Jones, New England College

"This book does an excellent job of emphasizing current trends in the world of criminal justice work. It gives great details on each step in the career process, from freshman-level questions, through undergraduate research, all the way to advanced degrees and future planning."--Alina Istrate, University of Central Oklahoma

"Career Guide in Criminal Justice dispels the myths of working in criminal justice and provides an overview of the diverse positions that are available for anyone interested in working in the field."--Cindy Boyles, University of Tennessee at Martin

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