Effective writing strategies for report writing guide students through the legal requirements and best practices for creating and completing reports commonly found in the field of corrections. Writing assignments and exercises provide students with opportunities to apply course material. Examples of resumes and cover letters offer students real-world tips to help prepare them for the workforce. A discussion on plagiarism clearly defines the concept to students as well as offers advice on how plagiarism can be avoided. An entire chapter devoted to information literacy explains to students how to better identify, obtain, and evaluate information.

Reports From Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Officers

Chapter 3 Reports from pretrial, probation, and parole officers

Within the criminal justice system, there are several officers that work with defendants and offenders to ensure justice is fairly administered. These include pretrial, probation, and parole officers. Pretrial officers work with individuals who are charged with crimes but are awaiting trial. Probation officers work with offenders postconviction (U.S. Courts, n.d.), but prior to a period of incarceration. Parole officers monitor offenders after being released from incarceration. Both pretrial and probation officers investigate for the court and write reports that assist in determining release strategies and the best sentences for offenders (U.S. Courts, n.d.). Probation and parole officers supervise offenders and record their actions on contact sheets. These officers ...

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