Field Training for Criminal Justice Careers

Professionals in criminal justice careers are tasked with making complex moral and legal decisions while demonstrating sound judgment and reasoning. Field training programs are one of the ways in which criminal justice agencies train, educate, evaluate, and prepare criminal justice professionals for these vital positions. Field training programs are designed to guide new officers, agents, deputies, and other individuals in law enforcement professions in developing a working and functional knowledge of laws, codes, case law, procedures, policies, directive systems, interpersonal communication, investigation, emergency and nonemergency response to a variety of calls for service, corrections processes, law enforcement and organizational culture, and other aspects of criminal justice careers.

This entry focuses on field training for careers in criminal justice, including the need for effective field training techniques ...

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