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Report writing for law enforcement and corrections professionals

Author: Ken Morris; Michael Merson
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book documents all aspects of the criminal justice system, from arrival at the scene of an incident to the presentation of the written report in court, and provides the tools, resources, and practical exercises to master the skill of professional criminal justice report writing. With a focus on the universality of the criminal justice system regarding reports, the authors demonstrate how the basic concepts of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Morris; Michael Merson
ISBN: 9780133350456 0133350452
OCLC Number: 936348873
Description: xviii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Reports, the English language and police jargon --
The art of note-taking --
The parts of the narrative case report --
The basics of English grammar --
First officer on scene --
Types of reports --
Traffic summons/tickets and crash reports --
Types of statements --
Misdemeanor crimes involving people and property --
Felony crimes involving property --
Felony crimes against people --
Documentation and the use of force --
Probable cause affidavits, arrest warrants, and search warrants --
Miscellaneous forms --
Correctional forms and reports --
Putting it all together.
Responsibility: by Ken Morris and Michael R. Merson.

Abstract:

This book documents all aspects of the criminal justice system, from arrival at the scene of an incident to the presentation of the written report in court, and provides the tools, resources, and practical exercises to master the skill of professional criminal justice report writing. With a focus on the universality of the criminal justice system regarding reports, the authors demonstrate how the basic concepts of report writing cut across criminal justice career fields, from patrol officers to correctional officers, and provide instruction in all aspects of the criminal justice profession that relate to writing a professional criminal justice report.

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