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NCJ Number: 113661 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Officer: Introduction to Report Writing
Corporate Author: AIMS
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Sponsoring Agency: AIMS
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: AIMS
9710 DeSota Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape introduces new and veteran correctional officers to the fundamental elements of good report writing, emphasizing the value of preciseness and objectivity.
Abstract: The videotape notes that good reports not only document events, but also reflect the writer's abilities to handle situations. Several examples demonstrate the basic questions that any report should answer: who was involved, what happened, when did it happen and where, how did the incident start, why, and what action was taken by the officer. Examples of reports include ones covering fights, allegations by one inmate that another stole his property, property descriptions, searching and confiscating contraband items, infractions of work rules, and stealing food from the cafeteria.
Main Term(s): Correctional report writing training
Note: VHS video-cassette, color, 21 minutes in length.
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