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Trade & Industrial Education
Interviewing/Interrogation and Report Writing
Introduction and skill development of field note-taking, report writing and the techniques of interviewing for criminal justice. Areas of study include development of skills to conduct investigations by properly interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects and organizing information regarding incidents into effective written reports.
Bill Allen 405-717-4333
Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster Resources

1. Describe the process of communication.
2. Identify various types of channels and directions of communication.
3. Identify the basic elements of writing a police report.
4. Describe difference between individual communication and group communication.
5. Identify various types of barriers to communication.
6. Describe methods to overcome barriers to communication.
7. Identify the difference between an interview and interrogation.
8. Identify various techniques police use when questioning a suspect.
9. Describe how to interview a crime victim.
10. Identify standards for interacting with victims of crime.
11. Identify the different types of police reports and their purposes.
Written and Competency Based examinations.
Law enforcement facilities/agencies.
References: Various texts, articles, bulletins and other materials appropriate to course material are used as instructor references.

Text book:
• Written and Interpersonal Communication: Methods for Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN)
• Report Writing to Win Cases, Part 1: Introduction to the Police Writing Formula Approach to Report Writing Single Officer Patrol
• Report Writing to Win Cases, Part 2: The Police Report Format
• Report Writing to Win Cases, Part 3: Step 1 - The Scene
• Report Writing to Win Cases, Part 4: Report Construction
• Report Writing to Win Cases, Part 5: The Constant Informational Blocks
• Verbal Judo, Part 1: The Art of Communication
• Verbal Judo, Part 2: The Art of Mediation
Power Point:
Interviewing: Eyewitness Evidence – National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
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