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.

Other Documents: Memos, Letters, Emails, Cover Letters, and Resumes

Other Documents: Memos, Letters, Emails, Cover Letters, and Resumes
Chapter 5 Other documents: Memos, letters, emails, cover letters, and resumes

Criminal justice, like most professions, requires a lot of writing. As has been repeated many times in this book, being able to write skillfully and in a business-like manner is very important in establishing confident relationships and creating a positive image for agencies and their employees. Aside from writing job-related reports used to process criminal and civil cases, criminal justice professionals are tasked with business writing, such as memos, letters, and emails. All of these require professionalism, a business tone, proper formatting, and good English grammar. Additionally, criminal justice professionals engage in cover letter and resume writing to acquire their positions in the first place.

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