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NCJ Number: 65831 Find in a Library
Title: FIELD NOTES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 831
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOCUSING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FIELD NOTES TO POLICE, THIS SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION POINTS OUT SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES THAT CAN BE USED TO ASSURE THAT NOTES ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, AND CLEAR.
Abstract: THE POLICE NOTEBOOK IS THE MOST USEFUL AND TIME-TESTED LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOL. IT CAN BE USED TO KEEP A RECORD OF WITH WHOM AND ON WHAT SHIFT POLICE WORKED, MONTHLY SCHEDULES, AND OPERATIONAL INFORMATION ON WANTED SUSPECTS, STOLEN VEHICLES AND PROPERTY, AND MISSING PERSONS. IT CAN BE USED FOR RECORDING THE STATEMENTS OF WITNESSES AND SUSPECTS, NOTING EVIDENCE OR MISSING PROPERTY, MAKING SIMPLE CRIME OR ACCIDENT SCENE SKETCHES, AND RECORDING TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS. RULES OF NOTETAKING ARE TO GET ALL THE FACTS BY ASKING THE NECESSARY QUESTIONS, ENSURE THAT FACTS ARE ACCURATE BY RECHECKING MEASUREMENTS AND OTHER ITEMS OF INFORMATION, AND MAKE NOTES CLEAR BY WRITING LEGIBLY. SEVERAL KINDS OF NOTEBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE: THE SPIRAL OR WIRE-BOUND NOTEBOOKS AND THE SMALL, POCKET-SIZE RING BINDERS. OFFICERS CAN ALSO CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF WRITING INSTRUMENTS. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE AND STUDY NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Evidence collection; Field interrogation and interview; Police report writing training; Police reports
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASSETTE, STUDY NOTES, AND A 31 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE
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