CJ 140: Criminal Justice Report Writing

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Restricted Elective
Presents technical writing content specific to the criminal justice system including standard grammar/punctuation and basic composition skills. Content includes forms such as traffic citations, traffic accidents or evidence tags, and a variety of technical reports for which information may be obtained from investigations, interrogations or other written reports.
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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Interviewing techniques and listening skills.
  2. Effectively documenting police actions.
  3. Preparing professional, informative and complete police reports that will be subsequently reviewed and utilized by investigators, departmental administrators, courts of law and the public.
  4. The Who, What, Where, When, How and Why to report writing.