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Effective Report Writing

By Rachel BaudreeJuly 11, 2024No Comments

Pt. 4: Understanding the crucial role of report writing


After completing Part 4, officers will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of adopting a neutral, objective, and professional tone. 
  • Establish the critical nature of grammar, word choice, factuality, and implication to truly reflect the survivor’s experience. 
  • Improve documenting details of who, what, what, when, and where particularly in sexual assault cases. 
  • Develop the report by using the victim’s language and accurately documenting statements, events, emotions, feelings, and senses while corroborating with what the officer observed.