Catalogue 2020 - 2021

CJ 335 Writing for the CJ Professional


3 cr.


CJ 101; CJ 210; ENGL 132 and ENGL 133

Course Description

This course focuses on the writing essential to those who work in the criminal justice system. Writing is an important tool in communication. Written material is used in a variety of areas in the criminal justice system including police reports, presentencing investigation reports, motions, affidavits, statements, incident reports, and memos.

Students entering the criminal justice field should be knowledgeable on report/narrative writing and persuasive writing. This course will focus on students’ ability to observe activity and write about it accurately.