Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals book cover

Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals

Provides practical advice on report writing-with specific writing samples and guidelines for law enforcement, security, corrections and probation personnel that is organized into three sections: The Nature of Report Writing, The Mechanics of Report Writing, and the Modernization of Report Writing.

The authors go beyond the routine English grammar approach to deal with the difficult but often-ignored problem of documentation that will hold up in court. Important concepts are emphasized with related checklists, forms and pull-out chapter tests.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: January 2006

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59345-316-9

Contents

  • Section One: The Nature of Report Writing

    1. The Why and How of Report Writing

    2. Starting to Write

    3. The Face Page

    4. The Narrative - The Continuation Page and Follow-Up Report

    5. Habits that Make for Speedy Writing

    6. Other Types of Writing

    7. Reading and Correcting Reports

    Section Two: The Mechanics of Report Writing

    8. Simplified Study of Grammar

    9. Avoiding Errors in Sentence Structure

    10. Making Punctuation Work

    11. Breaking the Spelling Jinx

    12. Using or Abusing Words

    13. Abbreviating and Capitalizing

    Section Three: The Modernization of Report Writing

    14. Innovations and Predictions in Criminal Justice

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