Careers in the Juvenile Justice System


Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852672
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Discusses the distinctive nature of juvenile justice, working in juvenile courts and in probation and corrections, such related occupations as special advocates and counselors, and the preparations necessary for a career in juvenile justice.

A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia

Navigating the Rites of Passage
Author: Emily Lenning,Sara Brightman,Susan Caringella
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135146411
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Navigating an academic career is a complex process – to be successful requires mastering several 'rites of passage.' This comprehensive guide takes academics at all stages of their career through a journey, beginning at graduate school and ending with retirement. A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia is written from a feminist perspective, and draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of authors guide you through the obstacle course of finding effective mentors during graduate school, finding a job, negotiating a salary, teaching, collaborating with practitioners, successfully publishing, earning tenure and redressing denial and, finally, retirement. This collection is a must read for all academics, but especially women just beginning their careers, who face unique challenges when navigating through these age-old rites of passage.

Combating Violent Crime

Twenty-Four Recommendations to Strengthen Criminal Justice
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781568067667
Category: Social Science
Page: 58
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Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion


Author: J. Scott Harr,Kären M. Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111782709
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, resumes, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Misdemeanor Prosecution

Your Legal Rights
Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477780319
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Far too often, teens find themselves caught up in the legal system over actions that didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Unforeseen consequences of small pranks, petty theft, public drinking or urination, simple assault, and trespassing can become too overwhelming for somebody without legal experience, resources, or know-how. This simple guide defines misdemeanors and minor offenses, explains what to do when cited for one, and narrates the court experience in an accessible way. Most important, it also guides readers who may have already encountered trouble on successfully moving beyond it and avoiding further problems down the line.

Delinquency Careers in Two Birth Cohorts


Author: Paul E. Tracy,Marvin E. Wolfgang,Robert M. Figlio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468470507
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Delinquency in a Birth Cohort, published in 1972, was the first criminologi cal birth cohort study in the United States. Nils Christie, in Unge norske lovorertredere, had done the first such study as his dissertation at the University of Oslo in 1960. Professor Thorsten Sellin was the inspiration for the U.S. study. He could read Norwegian, and I could a little because I studied at the University of Oslo in my graduate years. Our interest in pursuing a birth cohort study in the United States was fostered by the encouragement of Saleem Shah who awarded us a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to begin our birth cohort studies at the University of Pennsylvania by investigating the delinquency of the 1945 cohort. We studied this group of 9,945 boys extensively through official criminal history and school records of their juvenile years. Subsequently, we followed up the cohort as adults using both adult arrest histories and an interview of a sample of the cohort. Our follow-up study was published as From Boy to Man, From Delinquen cy to Crime in 1987.

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime

Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention
Author: Rolf Loeber,David P. Farrington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199828180
Category: Law
Page: 416
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What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime examines why the period of transition to adulthood is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. With serious scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, this book addresses what can be done to ensure that today's juvenile delinquents do not become tomorrow's adult criminals.

101 Careers in Social Work, Second Edition


Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129064
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education

Careers in the Court System


Author: Tamra B. Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1615310975
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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This book discusses a wide variety of jobs in the U.S. court system, from court reporter to judge, examining each one in detail. The author includes extensive commentary on the responsibilities of the position, the work environment, and the skills and education needed. Includes profiles of noteworthy individuals who serve as good examples of the rewarding careers that are possible within the court system.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Criminal Careers


Author: Paul E. Tracy,Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306453472
Category: Political Science
Page: 263
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It takes courage to do research on crime and delinquency. Such research is typically conducted in an atmosphere of concern about the problem it addresses and is typically justified as an attempt to discover new facts or to evaluate innovative programs or policies. When, as must often be the case, no new facts are forthcoming or innovative programs turn out not to work, hopes are dashed and time and money are felt to have been wasted. Because they take more time, longitudinal studies require even greater amounts of courage. If the potential for discovery is enhanced, so is the risk of wasted effort. Long-term longitudinal studies are thought to be especially risky for other reasons as well. Theories, issues, and sta tistical methods in vogue at the time they were planned may not be in vogue when they are finally executed. Perhaps worse, according to some perspectives, the structure of causal factors may shift during the execu tion of a longitudinal project such that in the end its findings apply to a reality that no longer exists. These fears and expectations assume an ever-changing world and a corresponding conception of research as a more or less disciplined search for news. Such ideas belittle the contributions of past research and leave us vulnerable to theories, programs, policies, and research agendas that may have only tenuous connections to research of any kind.

The Effects of Career Development on Employment and Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders


Author: Leendert Roos
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581123299
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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A major failure of the juvenile justice system is to provide youth with career development skills that will ensure their successful entry into the workforce and reduce recidivism. This study had two purposes, which were to first examine the impact of career development on the formation of mature attitudes and competencies for realistic career decision-making for incarcerated youthful offenders, and second to determine the likelihood of gaining employment and the probability of recidivism for this population from participation in career development. A random sample (N = 50) was selected from a population of incarcerated youth offenders, approximately half of which participated in an employment program. The Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) was administered to both groups as pre- and posttests to measure the development of mature attitudes and competencies for realistic career decision-making. Logistic regression analysis was used to test the relationship between 6-month and one-year recidivism and employment with career development training in a sample of 1500 youth assigned to an incarceration facility. The first portion of the study did not produce significant differences from the two t test analysis, however, descriptive differences were noted between the groups. Regression analyses demonstrated that youth participating in a career development program were more likely to be employed at 6 months and one year post-intervention; however, there was no difference in recidivism. While the study had mixed results, this research enriches the ability of juvenile justice officials to prepare juvenile offenders for productive lives through career development programs; thus, increases in employment rates for youthful offenders represents a return on investment for the community.

Maternal Justice

Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition
Author: Edgar E Robinson Professor in United States History Estelle B Freedman,Estelle B. Freedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226261492
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 458
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In this compelling biography, Estelle Freedman moves beyond the controversy to reveal a remarkable woman whose success rested upon the power of her own charismatic leadership. She touched thousands of people - from Boston Brahmins to alcoholics, prostitutes, and desperate criminals, to her devoted prison staff and volunteers.

Careers in the Corrections System


Author: Daniel E. Harmon
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Discusses the distinctive nature of the corrections system, working in prisons and jails, such related occupations as probation and parole officer, the preparations necessary for a career in corrections, and possible future developments.

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice


Author: Franklin E. Zimring,David S. Tanenhaus
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479841560
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.

Juvenile Justice

A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice
Author: Steven M. Cox,Jennifer M. Allen,John J. Conrad
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141295133X
Category: Law
Page: 417
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Briefer than most texts on the topic, this book accessibly explores the interrelationships among theory, policy, and practice to provide a comprehensive understanding of both the historical foundations and the practical world of juvenile justice. The Sixth Edition, now published by SAGE, is updated throughout covering topics such as the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. The book’s unique blend of theory, policy, and practice, coupled with a straightforward writing style and comprehensive ancillary package makes it a must-have for students and practitioners alike.

Careers in Urban Planning


Author: Gillian Houghton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823936588
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 96
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Discusses what type of schooling you have to have to go into urban planning and what you would do in that career.

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118454286
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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The new edition of Girls, Delinquency, and JuvenileJustice combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage ofgirls’ delinquency, including coverage of girls in gangs andthe sexual trafficking of girls, to provide students with anaccessible, up-to-date, and globally oriented textbook. Including global perspectives and coverage of cutting-edgeresearch, this is the only textbook to deal exclusively with girlsand crime Offers expanded coverage of girls in gangs and emergingliterature on the sexual trafficking of girls Pulls together and analyzes all existing literature on thesubject of female delinquency Brings to light new research on a wide range of issues,including the conditions of confinement for girls incarcerated injuvenile jails and prisons, Latina girls, and gender responsiveprogramming Explores the moral panic around "violent," "bad," and "mean"girls

Beginning a Career in Academia

A Guide for Graduate Students of Color
Author: Dwayne A. Mack,Elwood Watson,Michelle Madsen Camacho
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317666755
Category: Education
Page: 220
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This practical guide prepares graduate students of color for their first job in academia and offers strategies for succeeding in the early years of a tenure-track position. Through the voices of faculty who have experienced the rigors of the job search and a career in academia, Beginning a Career in Academia offers advice for graduate students of color on how to transition from graduate school to an academic position. This inclusive volume shares perspectives that vary based on gender, racial, ethnic, generational, and disciplinary backgrounds, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on successful strategies for career readiness and for dealing with marginalization. The authors provide recommendations and tips to enhance the job search, identify campus fit, prepare for the interview and negotiation process, address dynamics of of racial and gender politics, find work-life balance, and demystify the promotion and tenure process. This must-read provides candid advice and mentorship for any graduate students of color embarking on a carreer in academe.

Career Criminals in Society


Author: Matt DeLisi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452235953
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Career Criminals in Society examines the small but dangerous group of repeat offenders who are most damaging to society. The book encourages readers to think critically about the causes of criminal behavior and the potential of the criminal justice system to reduce crime. Author Matt DeLisi draws upon his own practitioner experience, interviewing criminal defendants to argue that career criminals can be combated only with a combination of prevention efforts and retributive criminal justice system policies.

Restorative Justice on Trial

Pitfalls and Potentials of Victim-Offender Mediation — International Research Perspectives —
Author: H. Messmer,H. U. Otto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792316206
Category: Social Science
Page: 590
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Victim-offender mediation schemes have experienced significant growth in the last decade. They are seen as an important and innovative alternative to the traditional sanctions of the criminal justice system. After a critical look at mediation schemes in the United States and Canada, most European countries have also increased their efforts to develop informal strategies to deal with deviant behavior. In terms of their legal and organizational base, it turns out that type, extent, and capacities for development are quite different in the individual countries -resulting in a remarkable diversity of programs with different outcomes. The contributions in this book are revised and edited versions of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Conflict, Crime and Reconciliation: The Organization of Welfare Intervention in the Field of Restitutive Justice in April 1991 at Il Ciocco, Italy. The chapters document the present stage of restorative justice in the individual countries, critically assess legal constraints and public needs, discuss the organizational requirements of implementation, and also evaluate outcomes in a broader context of crime and social policy. In the long run, this book should encourage further debates in the field of restorative justice and help build valid guidelines for an international evaluation research.