Criminal Justice Career Opportunity Speech Narrative Essay by Nicky

Criminal Justice Career Opportunity Speech
A well-rounded speech on a number of professions dedicated to working with criminal offenders.
# 128880 | 1,696 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2010 in Law (Criminal)

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This paper is written as a speech describing professions other than those of police officer and attorney in the criminal justice system. The writer explains how and why probation and parole officers, counselors, and social workers who work with criminal offenders are some of the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system. The speech concludes that a career in any of these fields can be extremely rewarding because it provides a way of bettering society by helping one person at a time.

Probation Officers
Parole Officers
Other Job Opportunities in the Criminal Justice System

From the Paper:

"One of the ways we try to help criminals get the help they need and learn to live more socially productive lives is by not necessarily locking them up at every opportunity, especially when it comes to young first-time offenders. Sometimes, we sentence criminals to probation in lieu of actually sending them to prison for their crimes. Whereas it is often extremely difficult to change hardened, so-called "career criminals," we have had much greater success with young offenders before they are too far gone. Now, obviously, the type of crime involved plays an important role; we don't treat first-time murderers the same as first-time offenders who may have been arrested for smoking pot or even for possession of a small amount of other drugs, necessarily.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schmalleger, F. (2009) Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. New Jersey: Prentice Hall

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