ADJ 215 Syllabus
Division: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014
Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Administration of Justice
Course Number and Title: ADJ 215, Report Writing
Credit Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Hours/Wk Lab: Lec/Lab:
Introduces the basic mechanics and procedures of report writing;
emphasizes clear, concise and accurate writing of communications as they relate
to law enforcement records,
investigations, and research.
Lecture: 3 hours per week.
Relationship of the course to
curricula objectives in which it is taught:
ADJ 215 is a second semester course and is a required course in order to fulfill all requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice. ADJ 215 does not require any special experience, prerequisites or corequisites.
ENG 111 eligibility
VI. Course Content:
A. The Why and How of Report Writing
B. Starting to Write
C. The Face Page
D. The Narrative, The Continuation Page and Follow-Up Report
E. Habits That Make for Speedy Writing
F. Other Types of Writing
H. Simplified Study Grammar
I. Avoiding Errors in Sentence Structure
J. Making Pronunciation Work
K. Breaking the Spelling Jinx
L. Using or Abusing Words
M. Abbreviating and Capitalization
N. Innovations and Predictions in Criminal Justice
O. Book Report Assignment
V. Learner Outcomes
A. will learn to write brief, accurate and complete reports
B. will understand the operational and administrative uses of reports
C. will demonstrate note taking skills for use in report writing
D. will learn the wide variety of report forms used by law enforcement, corrections and private security officers
E. will learn techniques of writing investigative reports that are accurate, brief and complete using headings and subheadings
F. will understand the purpose of memos, letters, and records of meetings
G. will understand common grammatical constructions
H. will demonstrate correct spelling and effective vocabulary usage
Students will be evaluated by quizzes, examinations and papers on special projects as determined by faculty.
All students must complete systematic writing assignments beyond examinations as defined by faculty.
assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and
consistency according to the conventions of standard English.
This course supports the following
DCC Educational Objectives: