CJ 136: Law Enforcement Report Writing

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

Report writing for law enforcement provides students with a comprehensive guideline that documents all the aspects of the criminal justice system, from the arrival at an incident to the presentation of the written report in court. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic English grammar and police terminology.
  2. Exhibit proficiency taking notes at a crime scene.
  3. Demonstrate the process of writing a detailed, narrative case report for an investigation in a chronological format.
  4. Explain the duties of the first responding officer arriving at a crime scene.
  5. Accurately complete various forms utilized by officers in their day to day duties.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of basic requirements needed in probable cause affidavits, search warrants and arrest warrants.
  7. Explain what an Affidavit of Expertise is and how it builds a foundation for court room testimony.