Monday, January 5, 2009

John Douglass Guide to Careers in the FBI or Utopia

John Douglas's Guide to Careers in the FBI: The Complete Guide to the Skills and Education Required for Competitive FBI Candidates

Author: John Douglas

Want to be an FBI Agent?

The FBI is more selective than Harvard. Learn the background and skills you'll need to excel with the help of this comprehensive guide from John Douglas, a former FBI profiler. Drawing on 25 years of solid FBI experience, Douglas gives you the inside track on everything you need to know to be a competitive FBI candidate, including:

• Former Special Agents' experiences and insights on the front lines

• The FBI's rapidly evolving role in an era rife with security concerns

• Information on the academic fields, professional skills, volunteer experiences, and personal attributes most highly regarded by FBI recruiters

• A detailed description of the application process from the written tests to the background check

• The heightened role of women and minorities in the organization

• An informative history of the Bureau, from the Hoover era through today's counterterrorism campaign

Table of Contents:


Part One: Introduction to the FBI

Chapter 1: The Best Work in Law Enforcement

Part Two: What Applicants Should Know About the FBI

Chapter 2: The History of the FBI

Chapter 3: The Organizational Structure of the FBI

Chapter 4: The FBI's Role in Society

Chapter 5: The FBI Mission Post-September 11

Part Three: Career Opportunities with the FBI

Chapter 6: Applicant Outlook

Chapter 7: Special Agent Positions

Chapter 8: Professional Support Positions

Part Four: Strategies for Application

Chapter 9: Improving Your Chances

Chapter 10: The Application Process

Part Five: Appendixes

Appendix 1: Sample Salary Charts

Appendix 2: FBI Field Offices

Interesting textbook: The Essential Writings of Machiavelli or The Eloquent President


Author: Thomas Mor

16th-century classic by brilliant humanist, churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, all goods were community-owned, and violence, bloodshed and vice were nonexistent. Forerunner of many later attempts at establishing "Utopias" both in theory and in practice.

What People Are Saying

Louis Martz
Fluent and highly readable, this new version should be welcomed by all admirers of the Utopia.
— From Yale University

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