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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJK 0014 - Interviewing and Report Writing


Credit Hours: 1.9

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None


This chapter covers note taking, interviewing, and report writing principles and mechanics. These are critical tasks that law enforcement officers must perform every day. During any investigation, the most important thing an officer can find is the truth. Lawful and effective interviews can lead an officer directly to the truth; therefore, it is crucial to justice that officers develop effective interviewing techniques and note taking skills. In addition, officers must develop effective report writing skills. A poorly written report that contains inadequate or inaccurate information can discredit the best of investigations and demean the writer’s competence and professionalism. The terms incident report and report will be used interchangeably throughout this chapter.

Post-Secondary Adult Vocational