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Report writing: Technology

Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report and the need to remember time management techniques in order to complete a report.

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Report writing: Time management

Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes a writing factually accurate report and the need to remember time management techniques in order to complete a report. In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the writer understand the need to complete a report using good time management techniques.

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Report Writing: Authoring

In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the author remember that the most effective authors allow you to “live” the incident and feel as though you are there as it is occurring.

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Report Writing: Note Taking

In this segment, William Fogarty suggests the author of a report needs to ensure that he/she understands the need to take good notes which do not use abbreviations unless he/she will be the only reader. In addition, it is important that the report author understands the definitions of all words that they use while writing the report, including those made during witness statements.

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Report Writing – Chronological Order

In this segment, William Fogarty suggests taking time to review the incident and documenting all of the incident chronologically.

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Report Writing – Elements of the Crime

In this segment, William Fogarty suggests including all the elements of all of the crimes that occur, and to include the “why” an incident occurs.

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Report Writing - English Skills

In this segment, William Fogarty explains the need to understand the basics of the English language, including the proper use of grammar and punctuation.

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Report Writing - Brady vs. Maryland

Report Writing consists of many areas that are important and combine to ensure a successful prosecution. This includes writing a factually accurate report and the understanding of “Brady” issues when writing a report.

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Report Writing – Metadata

In this segment, William Fogarty explains the need to define and understand metadata to ensure that crime reports appear accurate and factually correct as written by the officer/deputy.

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Report Writing - Evidence Collection Secure - Login Required

This segment identifies the need to ensure the evidence listed in the report matches the evidence tag placed on the item. William Fogarty suggests double checking the report prior to booking the evidence to ensure there is no incorrect information listed in the report.



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