Criminal Justice: Internship Manual
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A comprehensive Criminal Justice Internship Manual. The manual is adaptable to any internship program, but focuses upon the criminal justice fields. The manual provides a step by step process for starting and maintaining a field experience with academic rigor. Included in the manual are essential forms; applications, releases, agreements and quantitative assessments for the interns, as well as, for the agencies involved.
Most exciting is a program developed to partner with law enforcement to provide the most diverse and enriched experience for both the intern and the agency. Essential “lessons learned” from over thirty years providing internships to thousands of students, highlights the theme in the manual.
In this Fourth Edition, a streamlined process has been created. The inclusion of networking and social media; along with the inside knowledge of what works to help the student obtain an internship and ultimately employment. The manual is true “plug and play” work all the research, forms, and knowledge are brought together in this capstone project of the internship. Instructors can easily adapt the manual and the students will get the most out of their field experience.
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIPS
CHAPTER THREE: EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER FOUR: INTERNSHIP PORTFOLIO
CHAPTER FIVE: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT INTERVIEWS, RESEARCHING A COMPANY/AGENCY AND HOW TO START YOUR SEARCH
CHAPTER SIX: LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERNSHIPS
CHAPTER SEVEN: GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS, USA JOBS INFORMATION, LAW INTERNSHIPS, SOCIAL SERVICE INTERNSHIP
CHAPTER EIGHT: CORRECTIONAL INTERNSHIPS
CHAPTER NINE: JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS
CHAPTER TEN: EMERGING TRENDS IN THE WORKPLACE
Jeffrey L. Schwartz is a Lecturing Professor of Rowan University Law and Justice Studies Department. Professor Schwartz, besides possessing advanced educational degrees, including a Phd., has numerous certifications and ongoing practical experience in the law enforcement field. He is a retired police officer, served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, a former Department of Defense contractor, an approved trainer with the Federal Protective Service, the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense, the National Rifle Association (both as a civilian training counselor and as a law enforcement division instructor), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and has been certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission as an instructor since 1989. A certified lethal weapons instructor (including baton, handcuffing, defensive tactics, and firearms) for Pennsylvania State Police and an instructor for the Delaware State Police (baton, handcuffing, pepper spray, firearms). Professor Schwartz is a recognized firearms instructor for the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).
Professor Schwartz is a subject matter expert in the area of terrorism, use of force, supervision, and tactical training. Professor Schwartz is an instructor trainer in pepper spray, handcuffing, baton, defensive tactics, and firearms. He is a certified SORA instructor, Delaware security instructor, and a Pennsylvania 235 instructor. He has instructed at various police academies, security training academies, volunteers on committees for diversity in law enforcement, sought out as a consultant in diversity and inclusion, consulted with public and private schools, as well as, consulted with numerous private businesses. Professor Schwartz founded and continues to be the academic advisor to the Criminal Justice Preparation Club at Rowan University. Professor Schwartz assists numerous students interested in the field of law enforcement. Professor Schwartz is co-advisor in the Law and Justice Department’s internship program. He was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2017 and the 2020 Excellence in Service Award out of the entire College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University, nominated by students and approved by the faculty. He has published articles, contributed to text books, presented at conferences, authored “The Criminal Justice Internship Manual” and “The Victimology Handbook”. Professor Schwartz creates curriculum to bring innovative courses to the students at Rowan. Professor Schwartz continues in research, consulting, mentoring, hosting programs to bring diversity and professionalism in law enforcement, broadening internships and creating more possibilities for students to engage in all aspects of criminal justice.
Dr. Stanley B. Yeldell began his education at a four-room segregated school. With the ruling of Brown vs. the Board of Education, he and his classmates were transferred to Aura Elementary School. He played on the first African-American baseball team in Glassboro, the Lawns Red Legs Babe Ruth Team. Dr. Yeldell graduated from Bowie State University in 1969, with experience as the first African-American legislative intern for the late Senator Edward T. Conroy of Maryland. In 1972, he graduated with his J.D. from Howard University. For the past 40 years, he has been a respected and beloved faculty member of the Department of Law and justice Studies at Rowan University. He has had numerous publications and authored three text books.
Dr. Yeldell’s work with students has been a hallmark of his career. As Internship Coordinator for Criminal Justice courses, author of The Criminal Justice Internship Manual (2015) and author of The Victimology Handbook (2017), he typically works with more than 100 students each semester to locate internships, match students so that their qualifications and interests fit the internship opportunities, and supervise them during their internship. In 2012, he received an award from the New Jersey College & University Public Safety Association for setting up a Student Patrol at Rowan University. Dr. Yeldell was the first of two inductees into the Law and Justice Hall of Fame at Rowan. Further, there is a Dr. Stanley B. Yeldell Scholarship to be awarded annually to a Law and justice major who demonstrates his or her academic excellence, leadership, and community service.