Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals

ISBN-10: 1437755844
ISBN-13: 9781437755848
Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

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. Text complemented by numerous examples, sample reports and tools. Each chapter concludes with a sample test for the reader to self-evaluate learning. Appendices include model reports, examples of agency instructions for completing report forms and selected readings.

The Nature of Report Writing
The Why and How of Report Writing
Starting to Write
The Face Page
The Narrative - The Continuation Page and Follow-Up Report
Habits that Make for Speedy Writing
Other Types of Writing
Reading and Correcting Reports
The Mechanics of Report Writing
Simplified Study of Grammar
Avoiding Errors in Sentence Structure
Making Punctuation Work
Breaking the Spelling Jinx
Using or Abusing Words
Abbreviating and Capitalizing
The Modernization of Report Writing
Innovations and Predictions in Criminal Justice

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