OBSERVING AND REPORTING COMMON CRIMES
- Meaning of Crime
- Observing and Reporting Common Crimes
- Types of Report Writing
- Different Ways of Reporting Common Crime
- Appropriate Response to any Crime Committed
Meaning of Crime
It can be defined as a breach of law or rule for which punishment may be prescribed by governing authority.
Common crimes include the following: Drug crime, street crime, organized crime, political crime, white collar crime, violence, examination crime etc.
Observing and Reporting Common Crimes
In observing and reporting common crimes, the officers must know how to write reports. The following are the guidelines for writing reports.
- Accuracy: The information should be presented exactly how it was observed. Spelling and correct names of the place must be included and understood by the reader.
- Completeness: When, where, who, how, what and why should be included in the report.
- Clarity: The information should be clear enough.
- Impartiality: In writing reports, the reporter must not be biased in the report.
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