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NCJ Number: 65253 Find in a Library
Title: OREGON - INVESTIGATIVE REPORT WRITING
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Oregon Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Oregon Dept of Justice
Salem, OR 97310
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION REPORTING TECHNIQUES AND PROPER REPORT WRITING PROCEDURES ARE SUGGESTED. THE VALUE OF REPORTS TO THE PUBLIC, INVESTIGATORS, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES IS STRESSED.
Abstract: THIS BOOKLET BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING GOOD REPORTING TECHNIQUES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. IT ENCOURAGES WRITERS TO ACQUIRE PROFICIENCY IN SPELLING AND VOCABULARY AND TO LEARN BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE. SINCE REPORTS ARE READ AND REVIEWED BY MANY PERSONS, AGENCIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS, AMBIGUOUS WORD USAGE CAN RESULT IN MISINTERPRETATIONS. HENCE VALUABLE TIME WILL BE LOST IN CLARIFYING DOUBTFUL POINTS. THE FORMAT OF AN ADEQUATE REPORT REQUIRES ATTENTION TO FIVE AREAS: PERSON(S) CONTACTED; INITIAL SUMMARY; REPORT BODY; NARRATIVE CAPTIONS AND FORM; AND CONCLUSION(S). CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD REPORT ARE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, BREVITY, OBJECTIVITY, AND EXPLICITNESS. STEPS TO FOLLOW IN REPORT PREPARATION ARE DESCRIBED. THE VALUE OF REPORTS TO THE PUBLIC, INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATORS, AND AGENCIES IS DISCUSSED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Oregon; Police reports
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