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NCJ Number: 78227 Find in a Library
Title: Report Writing
Corporate Author: WGBH-TV Boston
United States of America
Project Director: P Downey; S A Gilford
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

WGBH-TV Boston
Allston, MA 02134
Grant Number: 377-193
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Pointers are given on how to write an effective investigative report in this film designed for police inservice training.
Abstract: Guidelines for effective writing are provided by John J. Callahan Jr., formerly of the FBI. Using a research report on alcohol as an example, the speaker suggests guidelines for preparing, writing, and revising the report. The importance of making an outline, using brief, factual sentences in logical order, and rereading in order to look for flaws is emphasized. Additional aids such as higher education courses and magazine and newspaper reading are suggested. A question-and-answer period includes the topics of report standardization, the release of reports to the public, the use of a report as court evidence, and the use of profanity in police reports.
Index Term(s): Effective communications training; Films; Police in-service training; Police report writing training; Police reports
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