ADMJ 68 Criminal Justice Report Writing (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Develops students' abilities in note taking, interviewing, and information gathering to produce clear, objective, organized, and legally sufficient criminal justice reports. Topics include report writing rules, codes, and formatting. Strong emphasis on writing mechanics.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Gather complete and relevant information from victims, suspects, and witnesses for useful field notes.
- Outcome 2: Generate reports that are clear, concise, properly organized, mechanically correct, and appropriately punctuated.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate knowledge of report writing rules, report writing codes, the phonetic alphabet used by police, and correct spelling of words commonly used in criminal justice communications.
- Outcome 4: Critically evaluate and correct reports written by others.