Painless Police Report Writing: An English Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, Jun 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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Painless Police Report Writing, Second Edition, incorporates English grammar and composition skills with proven effective police report writing techniques and strategies. It emphasizes the importance of correct English composition for accurate police reports. Moreover, the unique combination of the authors' experience and background -- an English instructor for more than 30 years with practical experience in police report writing needs and an active deputy sheriff and expert police trainer - guarantees a text that is relevant for today's law enforcement personnel, as well as being a permanent, personal resource and guide for English grammar and report writing techniques.

  • Incorporates English grammar and composition skills with police report writing techniques
  • Reinforces skills using a variety of grammar drills, sample reports, and exercises
  • Includes interpersonal communications skills for interviewing, interrogation, and note taking
  • Sample police report narratives
  • Preliminary Investigation checklist
  • Lists of "Deadwood Words," homonyms and spelling words
  • Chapters include Parts of Speech, Sentence Elements, Pronouns, Mechanics, and Spelling
  • Report writing techniques including the report writing process, chronological order, active voice sentence structure, and paragraphing
  • Five steps of police report writing: interviewing, note taking, organizing and planning, writing the narrative, and proofreading.
  • Pages are perforated so that students can submit work to the instructor for grading

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Contents

CHAPTER TWO Sentence Elements
9
CHAPTER THREE Pronouns
29
CHAPTER FOUR Mechanics
38
CHAPTER FIVE Spelling
57
CHAPTER SIX Police Reports
73
CHAPTER SEVEN Report Writing Techniques
82
Student Workbook
109
Report Forms
137
Preliminary Investigation Guide
163
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