Criminal Justice Internships

Theory Into Practice


  • Gary Gordon
  • R. McBride

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-3502-4

Table of Contents

Part I: Pre-Internship Considerations

1. Introduction to Internships

2. Preparing for Your Internship in the Age of Transparency

3. The Placement Process

Part II: Professional Concerns

4. Setting Goals and Identifying Educational Objectives

5. Your Role as an Intern

6. Being a Participant-Observer

7. Intern Supervision

8. Ethics in Practice: Guidelines

Part III: The Role of the Organization

9. Organizational Characteristics: Formal and Informal Structures

10. Political, Economic, and Legal Factors

11. Organizational Goals and Relationships

12. Using Information and Technology as Crime-Fighting Tools

Part IV: Assessment and Career Planning

13. Assessing Your Experience

14. Career Planning