Professional development is an issue of interest to all criminal justice faculty, from the newest Assistant Professor to the most senior Full Professor. The annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference has a number of panels and workshops that deal with the wide variety of issues that criminal justice faculty deal with as they move though their career. These panels are well-attended, attesting to the interest that faculty have in this topic.
Given the importance of staying apprised of changes in the discipline, from hiring expectations to tenure and promotion requirements, the fact that academic study of criminal justice has changed a great deal in the past decade, and that more is now expected of graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, and even senior faculty, this book is an attempt to address some of the most important topics that those engaged in the academic study of criminal justice are faced with as they move through their career. Each chapter is written by a well-regarded academic with experience in the area upon which they are writing. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction Craig Hemmens
1. How to Secure Your First Academic Job Out of Graduate School Leanne Fiftal Alarid
2. The Pre-Tenure Years: Survive, Succeed, and Thrive Alida V. Merlo
3. The Art of Conferencing Melanie-Angela Neuilly and Mary K. Stohr
4. How to Publish and Develop a Research Agenda in Academic Criminal Justice N. Prabha Unnithan
5. How to be a Good Teacher: Passion, Person, and Pedagogy Peter J. Benekos
6. How to be a Good Academic Citizen: The Role and Importance of Service in Academia Heather L. Pfeifer
7. How to Manage the Move from Associate to Full Professor Jeffery T. Walker
8. Becoming an Academic Administrator: Dancing in the Dark or Highway to Hell? Brian K. Payne
Craig Hemmens is the Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Washington State University, USA. He has published twenty books and more than two hundred articles and other manuscripts on a variety of criminal justice-related topics. His primary research interests are criminal procedure and Bruce Springsteen. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, and currently serves as the editor of the Criminal Law Bulletin.