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Police Report 
Write a police report that factually documents an incident. Report must include detailed source of activity; narrative that answers who, what, when, where, why, and how; and the elements of the offense are correlated to the facts. Report must be accurate, brief, complete; written properly, grammatically correct, the syntax is proper, and punctuation and spelling are appropriate. Report is written in first person, past verb tense.
Rubric Code: V22BW9A
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Subject: Social Sciences  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


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Police Report Writing
  Excellent 10 pts

10 pts

Good 8 pts

8 pts

Average 6 pts

6 pts

Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

4 pts

Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

2 pts

Total Score

(N/A)

Introduction

Source of activity includes origination of the incident; R/P; and date, time, and location of event

Excellent 10 pts

All the elements of an introduction: names of police officers, uniform, origin of call or observation, R/P, and date, time, and location are listed.
Good 8 pts

Most of the elements of an introduction to a police report are covered.
Average 6 pts

Introduction does not contain essential beginning to the report
Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

Unable to determine how this report originated, and lacking details.
Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

Incoherent, unreadable, confusing introduction
Total Score
Critical thinking

The completed report accurately provides the prospective of each character. (Answers the questions of who, what, when, where and how.)

Excellent 10 pts

- Reports and forms show the student has put a great deal of thought into what he/she writes. Answers all five questions and provides a realistic account from all characters.<BR>
- The ideas are complex and written out.<BR>
- Understands the importance of an accurate police report.
Good 8 pts

- Reports and forms are good and show the writer is thinking deeply about the topic and attempting to push toward more advanced ways of approaching the topic. Answers four out of five questions and provides a detailed account of each character.
Average 6 pts

Provided basic information of the incident, and minimal interviews of supect(s) and victims/witnesses.
Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

- Entry feels rushed and lacks much depth of thought.
Provided abbreviated accounts from characters and failed to fully answer each question.
Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

- Entry is simplistic and is a surface-level interpretation of the incident.
Repetitive accounts from each character and failed to answer questions relevant to the elements of the crime.
Total Score
Mechanics/Grammar

Reports and supporting documents contain correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Excellent 10 pts

The entry does not contain any spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Good 8 pts

The entry contains 1-3 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Average 6 pts

The entry contains 4-6 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

The entry contains 7-9 spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

The entry contains 10 or more spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Total Score
Coherence/organization

Narrative report is written as a chronological sequence of events and references each supporting document as collected during standard investigatory sequence.
Time/Actions on Arrival (1)
Time/Identification of each witness statement (3)
Time/Identification of suspect (1)
Crime Scene Survey & Diagram (1)

Excellent 10 pts

Contains all 6 elements.
- Great support with no repetition or redundancy
- Long enough to describe the incident
- Clear and easily understood by reader
Good 8 pts

Contains 5 elements.
Good support with no repetition or redundancy
- Long enough to answer the question of what happened.
- Clear and easily understood by reader
- Vocabulary appropriate for grade level
Average 6 pts

Contains 4 elements.
Minimal support with no repetition or redundancy
- Barely long enough to answer the "what happened."
- Clear but not easily understood by reader
- Minimal sentence variety
Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

Contains 3 elements.
Lacking support with repetition and/or redundancy
- Not long enough to be a complete report
- Not easily understood by reader
- Lacking sentence variety
Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

Contains less than 3 elements.
No support; repetition and/or redundancy found
-Does not answer question of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Insufficient account of event.
Total Score
Document Length Requirement

Report is clear, concise and captures all pertinant facts.

Excellent 10 pts

Detailed crime report and crime scene diagram. Has witness statements and suspect(s) statement. The report has evidence report if necessary.
Good 8 pts

Detailed crime report and crime scene. Has witness reports (interviews) and evidence reports.
Average 6 pts

Crime report and crime scene present with some detail. Witness reports (interviews and/or less than 2 evidence reports.
Barely Meets Requirements 4 pts

Crime report and crime scene present with little detail. Less than 1 witness reports and only one evidence report.
Does Not Meet Minimal Requirements

Report consists of narrative only and no supporting witness/suspect statements. Has no supporting evidence reports.
Total Score



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  • Administration of Justice 14: Report Writing, Los Angeles Mission College


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