Report Writing for Law Enforcement and Corrections Professionals

Report Writing for Law Enforcement and Corrections Professionals, 1st edition

  • Ken Morris, 
  • Michael Merson

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Report Writing for Law Enforcement Professionals documents all aspects of the criminal justice system—from arrival at the scene of an incident to presenting the written report in court—and provides the tools, resources, and practical exercises to master the skill of professional criminal justice report writing.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137402120

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Policing / Law Enforcement

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Reports, the English Language, and Police Jargon 1
Chapter 2 The Art of Note-Taking 18
Chapter 3 The Parts of the Narrative Case Report 31
Chapter 4 The Basics of English Grammar 40
Chapter 5 First Officer on Scene 49
Chapter 6 Types of Reports 61
Chapter 7 Traffic Summons/Tickets and Crash Reports 81
Chapter 8 Types of Statements 112
Chapter 9 Misdemeanor Crimes Involving People and Property 126
Chapter 10 Felony Crimes Involving Property 133
Chapter 11 Felony Crimes Against People 143
Chapter 12 Documentation of the Use of Force 153
Chapter 13 Probable Cause Affidavits, Arrest Warrants, and Search Warrants 167
Chapter 14 Miscellaneous Forms 180
Chapter 15 Correctional Forms and Reports 194
Chapter 16 Putting It All Together 205

Appendix: Sample Forms 213

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