Robbery Crime Report & Writing Skills Response

Robbery Crime Report & Writing Skills Response

Signature Assignment: Crime Report

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    Imagine you are an officer, and you and your partner responded to a possible burglary and took down information. Now you need to write a report.
    Review your Incident Facts:

    • October 6, 2017, at 0745am
    • Burglary
    • 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
    • Mr. Phil Collins – left to work at 7:00am
    • Alarm was set, door locked
    • Call from alarm company at 8:15am, police called
    • Homeowner arrived home at 9:00am, greeted by Officer R.E. Grubb and myself
    • Scene cleared for intruders, homeowner asked to determine if anything taken
    • Dell laptop and $40 cash
    • Searched for point of entry, aided by evidence technician (ET)
    • Footprinton backdoor, fingerprint on countertop, secured by ET
    • Incident number 15355 provided to Mr. Collins
    • Scene cleared 9:45am

    Using the information from the Incident Facts, write a 260-word report that includes the following:

    • Who (identification of the person[s] involved)
    • What (violation or offense)
    • When (time and date)
    • Where (location of incident) Why (motive)
    • How (method of operation)
    • Action taken (end result, outcome, or response)

    Consider the following points as you write your report:

    • Is the description of the incident accurate?
    • Does it give specific details that are both factual and correct?
    • Are all elements of the incident properly identified and explained? Did you provide explicit and concise information?
    • Did you include all essential information? Is your report well organized? Did you organize the information chronologically?
    • Did you include all necessary information to answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, how, and what action was taken?
    • Are your conclusions supported? Did you include a full description of the actions on which you based your conclusion?
    • Is your report free of errors?
    • Did you use the proper format?

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