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Written Communication in Criminal Justice CRJU 2500

3 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 3 Lab 2 – 0 Lab 3 – 0
Pre-requisite(s): CRJU 1010
Co-requisite(s): None

Explains and demonstrates the effectiveness of the entire criminal investigation process through various reports in the criminal justice system. An examination of what goes into the preparation, content, elements, mechanics, and format of documenting administrative, court, investigative, and procedural processes. Topics include: Communication processes, field notes, initial information, basic reports, affidavits and other forensic reports, questioning, interviewing, interacting with victims of crime, evidence, and hostage negotiations, laboratory analysis and results, investigative follow-up, suspect statements, and the characteristics essential to quality report writing.

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