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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Project Explanation

Your research outline and report will include the following information:

cite it right

  1. Name of career ( Corporate attorney, correctional officer, civil attorney, state, federal, county, city, municipal police officer, etc.)
  2. Complete description of the career/salary range
  3. Background and/or degree needed
  4. Description of working conditions of the career (i.e. hazardous, dangerous, stressful, high paced, etc)
  5. What would be the most fulfilling about this career? (i.e. works well with people, making a difference in someone's life, etc.)
  6. Description of the educational/training requirements needed to pursue the career
  7. What attracts you to this particular career?
  8. What skills are needed for this position? ( i.e. time management, people skills etc.)

Display your report in a power point, video, or you may invite a speaker that is employed in the Criminal Justice field.

The above information will encompass 50% of the project grade.

Creativity/aesthetics, neatness and spelling/gramar will round out the remaining 50% of the grade.

  • A typed outline must be included.
  • The typed report must include a title page. 

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    Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice

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    Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice - Thomson Gale Staff (Contribution by); Joshua Dressler (Editor)
    ISBN: 9780028653198
    Publication Date: 2001-10-15


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