Presentation on theme: "MODULE 25 Report Writing. REPORT WRITING A. Objective 1. 060: Identify purposes of written reports 2. 061: Identify the essentials of report writing 3."— Presentation transcript:
REPORT WRITING A. Objective 1. 060: Identify purposes of written reports 2. 061: Identify the essentials of report writing 3. 062: Identify requirements of report writing
REPORT WRITING 4. 063: Practical: Given a mock correctional situation, the student will write & critique an in-dept narrative report containing the essentials and the requirements of report writing.
REPORT WRITING 5. 064: Practical: Accurately complete a statement of charges.
REPORT WRITING B. Reports: 1. Are statements of facts 2. Gives an account of or relates to, tells or conveys information about an incident or event that has been studied, investigated or observed.
REPORT WRITING 3. Types of written reports a. Printed fixed forms b. Narrative (Incident Report)
REPORT WRITING 4. Reports are a type of written communication. 5. Mandatory fundamentals of written reports a. Writer b. Subject material c. Reader
REPORT WRITING 6. The responsibility for effective communication rests exclusively with the writer 7. Principals of report writing a. Think before you write b. Think while writing c. Think after report is written
REPORT WRITING C. Purpose of Written Reports 1. Preservation of knowledge 2. Records accurate details for future reference & possible prosecution 3. Assists institutional staff & other agencies 4. Coordinate the activities of an institution/agency
REPORT WRITING D. Essentials of Report Writing 1. The essentials of report writing provide basic answers to anticipated questions regarding an event or incident.
REPORT WRITING a. Who (Identity) b. What (Offense, crime or violation) c. Where (Location) d. When (Time) e. Why (Motive) f. How (Modus operandi) g. Action taken
REPORT WRITING E. Requirements of Report Writing 1. Ensure that essentials are properly & sequentially organized 2. Requirements of report writing:
REPORT WRITING a. Complete *All necessary facts are included *No additional information is require *7 essentials answered
REPORT WRITING b. Concise *Do not use unnecessary words *Use simple sentences
REPORT WRITING c. Clear *Stick to facts of the matter *Use simple descriptive words *Make sure narrative flows in chronological order
REPORT WRITING d. Correct *Present only actual facts *Make certain that words, names, & numbers are spelled and listed factually
REPORT WRITING e. Courteous *Be cooperative, not antagonistic *Be objective & fair in your presentation
REPORT WRITING F. Signature 1. Authentic 2. Complete & Correct 3. May be used officially
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