The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing: Report Writing Essentials equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of policing - both academically and professionally. Authors Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report writer. Students are also exposed to a number of best practices for various elements of report writing, such as the face page, incident reports, supplemental reports, investigative reports, and traffic reports, as well as search warrants and affidavits.
Chapter 1: The Basics of Writing
Chapter 2: What Is Information Literacy?
Chapter 3: Police Report Writing: The Face Page
Chapter 4: Supplemental, Investigative, and Traffic Crash Reports
Chapter 5: Search Warrants, Affidavits, and Sworn Statements
Chapter 6: Other Documents: Memos, Letters, Emails, Cover Letters, and Resumes
Chapter 7: Academic Paper Formats: What Is APA Formatting?
Chapter 8: The Academic Research Paper