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Police Writing A Guide to the Essentials

ISBN-10: 0130981893
ISBN-13: 9780130981899
Edition: 2005
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Description: For courses in report writing for police officers and criminal justice writing. This book provides comprehensive instructions and real models for the most common types of writing required of law enforcement personnel, including narrative reports,  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.80
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

For courses in report writing for police officers and criminal justice writing. This book provides comprehensive instructions and real models for the most common types of writing required of law enforcement personnel, including narrative reports, proposals, memos, short reports, letters and email. Also included is coverage of conducting a job search and writing cover letters, resumes and follow-up letters. Additionally, the text offers a guide to writing research papers for students who are just beginning to pursue their degrees in preparation for a career in law enforcement.

Preface
To the Student
To the Instructor
Acknowledgement
Writing for a Purpose
Report Writing Style
What is Style?
The Seven C's of Criminal Justice Writing
Chapter Summary
Activities
Planning and Organizing
Why are Planning and Organizing Important?
Prewriting
Writing
Revising
Chapter Review
Activities
Writing for Law Enforcement
Writing a Law Enforcement Report
Special Considerations
Why We Write
What Reports Reflect
Elements of a Good Report
Field Notes
Incident Reports
Non-Fatality Traffic Accidents
Arrest Warrants
James Lewis Blue
Chapter Summary
Report Characteristics
Field Notes
Narrative Reports
Activities
Writing Letters, Proposals and Reports
Jack of All Trades
Letters and Memos
Writing Proposals
Writing Short Reports
El Reno Police Department Memo
Chapter Review
Activities
Writing for a Job Search
Writing Cover Letters
Writing Resumes
Writing Follow-Up Letters
Chapter Summary
Activities
Writing for Academics
The Research Paper
What is a Research Paper?
Chapter Review
Activities
Researching
Types of Research
A Word about Internet Plagiarism
Making Reference Cards
Making Note Cards
Checklist for Preparing to Write
Activities
Organizing and Drafting
Making an Outline
Writing the Abstract
Writing the Introduction/Thesis Statement
Adding Supporting Evidence
Including Headings
Incorporating Illustrations and Tables
Documenting Quotations
Writing the Conclusion
Chapter Review
Activities
Documentation Styles
What is Documentation Style?
MLA Style
APA Style
ASA Style
A Brief English Handbook
Sentence Mechanics
Common Sentence Errors
Mechanical Errors
Appendices
Search Warrant Affidavit
Sample Grant Proposal
Grant Application Form

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