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NCJ Number: 149623 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Course Instructor Unit Guide 18: Investigative Report Writing
Corporate Author: Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Information Services Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Information Services Bureau
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This instructor's manual outlines the California training specifications and content for a course on police investigative report writing.
Abstract: Specifications for the training unit encompass instructional goals, required topics, test requirements, required learning activities, and hourly requirements (minimum of 36 hours). Overall, the curriculum provides instruction in improving writing skills, but it assumes that students already have a reasonable command of the English language. Required training topics are how crime, incident, and arrest reports are used by the criminal justice system; notetaking; characteristics of an acceptable law enforcement report; organization and structure of report narratives; anticipation of defenses a suspect is likely to assert; general content requirements of crime, incident, and arrest reports; an understanding of the difference between facts and inference; elements of clear writing; and a review of basic writing mechanics. The curriculum contains 11 distinct sessions. The content of each session is outlined. Sessions address an introduction to police report writing, generation of an effective police report, incident-specific report writing considerations, and writing reports for eight offense types. Offenses are burglary, robbery, homicide, assault, hate crimes, domestic violence, possession of controlled substances, and theft. Exercises are included.
Main Term(s): Police report writing training
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Burglary; California; Domestic assault; Drug law offenses; Hate Crimes; Homicide; Larceny/Theft; Police reports; Robbery
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