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  • ISBN: 9780133591309
  • ISBN: 0133591301
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 148 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: Fifth Edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2016]

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Investigation basics -- The rules of  narrative ... Read More
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Just the Facts : Investigative Report Writing
Just the Facts : Investigative Report Writing
by Biggs, Michael
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Just the Facts : Investigative Report Writing

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
1Investigation Basics
    What Is an Investigation?
    When Does an Investigation Occur?
    The Steps in Initiating an Investigation
    Reasonable Particularity
2The Rules of Narrative Writing
    The Second Rule of Narrative Writing-Past Tense
3Note Taking
    Role of an Investigative Report
    Who Is an Investigator?
    Administrative Investigations
    The Fourth Rule of Narrative Writing-Chronological Order
    Other Writing Considerations
    The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Investigations
    The Qualities of a Superior Investigator
    The Fifth Rule of Narrative Writing-Short, Clear, Concise, and Concrete Words
    The Average Person Test
    The Third Rule of Narrative Writing-Active Voice
    The First Rule of Narrative Writing-First Person
    The Importance of Field Notes
    The Mechanics of Note Taking
    Types of Notebooks
    Accessing the Information
    Recording Notes
4Describing Persons and Property
    Categorizing People for a Report
    Assessing Weights and Measurements
    The Average Person Test
    Photos and Sketches
    Determining Property Value
    Writing Evidence Reports
    Evidence Report Formats
    Basic Uses of Field Notes
    Interviewing for Suspect Descriptions
    Describing Property in a Report
    Describing Evidence
    What Should Be Included
    Establishing the Chain of Custody
5Crime Reports
    Purpose of a Crime Report
    Completing Crime Reports
    Supplemental Reports
6Arrest Reports
    Documenting the Arrest
    Arrest Report Styles
    Completing the Arrest Report
    Report Formats
7Writing the Interview
    The Purpose of the Interview
    Preparing for the Interview
    Conducting the Interview
    Writing the Interview
8Writing Search Warrants
    Search Warrants
    The Warrant Process
    How to Write a Warrant
    Writing the Affidavit
    Including Expert Opinions
    The Return to the Warrant
9Issues in Writing
    Record Management Systems
    Need for Effective Report Writing
    Fact or Opinion?
    When Opinions Are Appropriate
    Documenting Responses to Miranda Rights
    Eye Witness Identifications
    Documenting Field Show Ups
    Eyewitness Identifications
    Reader Use Conflict
    The Approval Process
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