Week 2 Discussion

Please respond to the following:

According to your textbook, Criminal Investigation, to write an effective report, you must organize your notes and adhere to some basic standards of written English regarding content and form. Departments use either written narrative reports, written in chronological order, or they use box-style law enforcement report forms for specific offenses and incidents.

Compare the narrative style reports to the box-style shown in Figure 3.2 of your text, and classify each piece of information as being either important or generalized.
Provide a rationale for your classification of the information.
Which style do you believe is the most effective in capturing information that is relevant to the investigation—narrative or box-style?
Provide a rationale to support your response and respond to no less than one of your peers.