[2015] Christene Posey: Report Writing

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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Writing

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[2015] Christene Posey: Report Writing

Properly Write Reports

-Get prepared. Gather and organize all information that is needed.-Answer the 5 Ws and How. Break each down into detail.-Write in chronological order. Stick to the timeline.-Do not use professional jargon. People like jurors must be able to read and understand the report. -Note the day, date, and time the incident occurred. -Do not leave any blank spaces. Instead write unknown or n/a.

Reports are used to summarize a situation. In criminal justice fields these reports are used in the investigation and court proceedings to charge a suspect or summarize cases. These reports may include police reports, forensic reports, case briefs, or forms that may need to be filled out for use in the courts.

Types

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Different types of reports are used for different reasons. Police reports are used by prosecutors to charge suspects with crimes. Forensic reports are reports that are used in a court. Case briefs are a summary of a case that follows its own timeline.

All information should be completely factual and understandable by everyone who reads the report.

1. (2014). CJ Communications in the USA Module 2 Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://newclassroom3.phoenix.edu/Classroom/#/contextid/OSIRIS:49102713/context/co/view/activityDetails/activity/8aa3dd2b-8d30-40c4-a3b4-b95a832d6c4e/expanded/False.2. (2014). CJ Communications in the USA Module 7 Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://newclassroom3.phoenix.edu/Classroom/#/contextid/OSIRIS:49102713/context/co/view/activityDetails/activity/8aa3dd2b-8d30-40c4-a3b4-b95a832d6c4e/expanded/False.3. University of Phoenix. (2014). CJ Communications in the USA, Module 2. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, CJS205 website.4. University of Phoenix. (2014). CJ Communications in the USA, Module 7. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, CJS205 website.

How To

Reports, no matter what kind they may be, help prosecutors complete the justice process for charging suspects in crime.

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