The Criminal Justice Report Writing Guide for Officers

Learn the skills needed to write efficient and effective criminal justice reports: interviewing, organizing, drafting, revising, objectivity, sentence skills, active voice, bullet style, common usage errors, and the specialized vocabulary needed for police and corrections reports. Sample reports are included, along with abundant exercises, a pre-test, a post-test, and a complete answer key.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781452441764
About Jean Reynolds

Dr. Jean Reynolds is Professor Emeritus at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, where she taught English for over 30 years. She is the author of ten books, including two writing textbooks, and she is co-author (with the late Mary Mariani) of "Police Talk" (Pearson).
She has taught basic education to inmates and served as a consultant on communications and problem-solving skills to staff in Florida's Department of Corrections. At Polk State College she has taught report writing classes for recruits and advanced report writing and FTO classes for police and correctional officers.
Jean Reynolds holds a doctorate in English from the University of South Florida and is an internationally recognized Shaw scholar. She is the author of "Pygmalion’s Wordplay: The Postmodern Shaw," and the co-editor of "Shaw and Feminisms: Onstage and Off," both published by the University Press of Florida.
She is an accomplished ballroom dancer. She and her husband, garden writer Charles J. Reynolds, live in Florida, where they enjoy reading and traveling.

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Reports matter! The Criminal Justice Report Writing Guide for Officers is a practical and low-cost guide to police and corrections reports. Topics include planning and writing reports, interviewing and notetaking, police terminology, a thorough review of English usage, and much more. An ideal guide for both recruits new to report writing and experienced officers who want to sharpen their skills.

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