Criminal Justice Internships

Criminal Justice Internships, 8th Edition

Theory Into Practice

Criminal Justice Internships, 8th Edition,R. McBride,ISBN9780323298841





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A complete guide to navigating the wealth of opportunities and challenges inherent in criminal justice internships.

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Key Features

  • Addresses the needs of students, administrators, and criminal justice internship supervisors in one resource.
  • Chapters end with practical exercises, such as: preparing for your internship; thinking about your internship placement; planning your internship; your role as an intern; political, economic, and legal factors at your site; assessing your internship.
  • Covers online presence concerns to help students succeed in the age of social media, including protecting one’s reputation and using LinkedIn effectively.
  • Includes sample résumés and cover letters.
  • Maintains an important focus on ethics in the workplace through all phases of the internship experience.
  • Outstanding suite of ancillaries, including links to internship sites, Ethics-in-Practice Scenarios and Forms and Resources for students, and Instructor’s Notes, Sample Syllabi, midterm questions, links to internship sites, and PowerPoint Lecture slides for instructors.


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. With more and more students engaging in internships as a means of enhancing their credentials, the internship has become a defining educational moment. Students learn basics such as choosing an internship site at either a public agency or a private firm, résumé writing techniques, effective use of social networks, 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.


Criminal justice students; internship supervisors; instructors working with students to find internships.

R. McBride

R. Bruce McBride is Commissioner of University Police for the State University of New York. He is retired from his position as professor at Utica College, where he served as Executive Director of the Economic Crime and Justice Studies Division and Director of the Economic Crime Management program. At Utica, he coordinated the criminal justice internship program, which allowed for semester-based study placements in the United States and overseas. Dr. McBride holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Oswego and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University at Albany. He is immediate past-president of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State.

Affiliations and Expertise

Commissioner of University Police for the State University of New York, USA

Criminal Justice Internships, 8th Edition

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

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