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Report writing for law enforcement and corrections professionals / by Ken Morris and Michael R. Merson.

Morris, Ken. (Author). Merson, Michael, (author.).


This book documents all aspects of the criminal justice system, from arrival at the scene of an incident to the presentation of the written report in court, and provides the tools, resources, and practical exercises to master the skill of professional criminal justice report writing. With a focus on the universality of the criminal justice system regarding reports, the authors demonstrate how the basic concepts of report writing cut across criminal justice career fields, from patrol officers to correctional officers, and provide instruction in all aspects of the criminal justice profession that relate to writing a professional criminal justice report.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780133350456
  • ISBN: 0133350452
  • Physical Description: xviii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reports, the English language and police jargon -- The art of note-taking -- The parts of the narrative case report -- The basics of English grammar -- First officer on scene -- Types of reports -- Traffic summons/tickets and crash reports -- Types of statements -- Misdemeanor crimes involving people and property -- Felony crimes involving property -- Felony crimes against people -- Documentation and the use of force -- Probable cause affidavits, arrest warrants, and search warrants -- Miscellaneous forms -- Correctional forms and reports -- Putting it all together.
Subject: Police reports > Authorship.
Report writing.
Correctional personnel.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 7936 .R53 M67 2017 30775305541014 General Collection Available -

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