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:
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.
‘This book offers a new way of thinking about taking up employment in the Criminal Justice sector. In easy-to-follow steps it educates the reader about the Criminal Justice System and provides a constructive approach to decision-making around what type of employment and in which part of the Criminal Justice System the reader may want to work. The authors clearly understand the demands of employment in this sector and engage the reader in a consistently thought-provoking style.’— Dr. Jane Winstone, Principal Lecturer in Community Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK
‘This book is a very welcome resource that will be helpful to students, educators, careers professionals and those in the early stages of criminal justice careers. It is comprehensive, informative, accessible and very thoroughly researched. The book is organised in a very user-friendly way, with the reflection points, action points and mini case studies being easy to find and helpful to the reader’s practical understanding of the routes into criminal justice work.
There are a plethora of useful additional resources, including websites, provided to aid further investigation. A very helpful read.’— Paul Gaunt, Director of Careers and Employability, University of Chester, UK
'The aim of the book is "to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable and to careers in the criminal justice sector and beyond." It succeeds admirably by providing inside information about the profession and by challenging those interested in criminal justice fields to really think about their roles in the profession. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels.' — K. Evans, Indiana State University, CHOICE Reviews
1. Introduction to the book 2. Introduction to The Criminal Justice System 3. Routes into Criminal Justice Careers 4. Becoming Employable 5. Working in Probation 6. Working in the Police 7. Working in Prisons 8. Working in Courts, Prosecution Services and Advocacy 9. Working in Youth Justice 10. Alternative Options: Pursuing Other Careers in Criminal Justice 11. Final Thoughts: Moving Forward and Developing a Successful Career.