To develop an appreciation of the importance of a well-written, strategic report to lay the foundation for testimony under cross examination.
At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Understand and appreciate the significance of a well written report in a criminal proceeding.
- Become familiar with the essential components of a well-written report.
- Understand the legal mandates of Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and its progeny and how to incorporate them into every day report writing.
- Identify the presence or absence of the essential components of effective report writing within several police reports.
Hours: Instructional Method:
45 Minutes Lecture/Scenario based questions.