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Just the Facts: Investigative Report Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Michael Biggs

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 18, 2011

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Appropriate for courses in Writing for Criminal Justice and Report Writing and Communication Strategies for Police Officers.


Now in its Fouth Edition, INVESTIGATIVE REPORT WRITING: JUST THE FACTS continues thebasic premise of the first edition—that there is a need for an entry-level report writing guide that combines some of the basics of investigation with how to write about them.  The new edition devotes each chapter to a major component of the report writing process and builds on the previous learnings. Each chapter provides an overview of what will be discussed, then offers a list of key terms that will be covered in it and concludes with a summary, followed by a short review, a set of exercises to build on the material that the chapter covered, and a ten-question quiz. The exercises are designed to build confidence and reinforce the topics just covered.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Why We Write Police Reports

CHAPTER 2 Investigation Basics

CHAPTER 3 Note Taking

CHAPTER 4 The Rules of Narrative Writing

CHAPTER 5 Describing Persons and Property

CHAPTER 6 Crime Reports

CHAPTER 7 Arrest Reports

CHAPTER 8 Writing the Interview

CHAPTER 9 Writing Search Warrants

CHAPTER 10 Issues in Writing

Appendix A

Appendix B



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Just the Facts: Investigative Report Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$28.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-213318-0