Just the Facts

Just the Facts : Investigative Report Writing

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For courses in Law Enforcement Report Writing. Figuring out that a criminal did something is one thing, but being able to document and use this documentation to help prove it is another. In this book, readers will learn a proven report writing method that can be adapted to any crime being investigated. Using numerous examples, exercise sets and quizzes, it shows the basics of how to investigate something and then write about it. This edition features a new chapter on the importance of police reports, a new chapter on the interview process and five new review and condensing exercises.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 15.2mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131347632
  • 9780131347632

Table of contents

1. Why We Write Police Reports2. Investigation Basics3. Note Taking4. The Rules of Narrative Writing5. Describing Persons and Property6. Crime Reports7. Arrest Reports8. Writing the Interview9. Writing Search Warrants10. Issues in Writing Appendix AGlossaryIndexshow more

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