Street Officer's Guide to Report Writing

ISBN-10: 1111542503

ISBN-13: 9781111542504

Edition: 2013

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Written by experienced police officers in an engaging, conversational tone, A STREET OFFICER'S GUIDE TO REPORT WRITING teaches effective writing by examining and demonstrating the 'Four Pillars' of a well-written report (Clear, Concise, Complete, and Accurate).Packed with examples as well as stories from the authors' own experience, the book demonstrates the critical importance of writing skills in the field of criminal justice, as well as the positive effects of these skills on professional success. The book also illustrates the Five W's and One H of Journalism, email correspondence, letter writing, performance reviews, proofreading, and much more. A STREET OFFICER'S GUIDE TO REPORT WRITING is an essential resource for new officers, criminal justice students, and seasoned professionals who want to improve their report-writing skills.
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Book details

List price: $29.57
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

An Introduction
Foreword
Preface: A Greeting
What are you Getting yourself into?
Beyond the Book: Companion Website
Wherefore Writeth Thou?
Who's Who in This Zoo?
A Pecking Order
What to Expect When You're Expecting�a Textbook
Acknowledgments
And Away We Go
What is a Police Report?
I Yam't What I Yam't
It is What it is
"Report Writing is Boring."
Who Reads this Stuff?
Case in Point
A Trip to the Fair
A Quality Report
Four Pillars
Discussion Points
Clear
The First Pillar
You Can't Read What you Can't See
In Order to Write, Write in Order
That's What They Say
"De Plane" Language
Oops!
Names, Numbers, and Time
Spell it, Spell it, Spell it Out Loud
Grammar Sucks
Case in Point
Did I Mention That Grammar Sucks?
Man, Am I Ever Tense
Active Versus Passive Voice
Change it Up
The End is Just the Beginning
Exercises
Concise
Steve is Cool (Part I)
It all Ties Together�and a River Runs Through it
Steve is Cool (Part II)
The How of it
Charlotte was Concise
Never the Twain Shall Meet
More How
A Trip to the Hospital
Exercises
Complete
The Ballad of Woody
You Complete Me
The Reason for the Box
Whaddaya See, Whaddaya Hear?
You Do, Bad Guy Do
Think Journalism
Another Trip to the Hospital
The Weight
Exercises
Accurate
How Important is it to Be Accurate?
The Yin of Accuracy
The Yang of Accuracy
The One-Eyed Man is King
Todays is Yesterday's Tomorrow
How About Them Boxes?
Roles People Play
How Much for That DVD Player in My Living Room?
That's What Pete Said
Opinions
First Off
Tee it High and Let it Fly
My Opinion About Opinions
Time to Summarize (Not Winter-ize)
Proof of the Crime
How do you Proofread?
Final Accuracy
Exercises
Conclusion
Bonus Features
What Am I Looking For?
Patrol Officer
Field Training Officer
Detective
Patrol Sergeant
Detective Sergeant
Patrol Lieutenant
Patrol Captain (Division Commander)
Et Cetera
Discussion Points
Looking Ahead
Keep on Writin' in the Free World
Professional Letters
Memoranda and Proposals
Commendations
Performance Reviews
Formal Reviews
White Papers
E-Mail
Et Cetera
Final Thoughts
Exercises
A Final Review
Final Review Key
A (Good) Example Burglary Report
Index
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