Week 3 Assignment 2 – Criminal Justice ReportOverview
Report writing is an important aspect of your responsibilities as a criminal justice professional. For this assignment, you will review a scenario and complete a report commonly found in a particular criminal justice profession.
Review the four following options and choose one to complete this assignment. For your chosen option, review the associated scenario and complete the provided report template:
Option 1: Law Enforcement Officer
- Scenario: Watch and take notes on the video scenario: CJ in Practice Video: Traffic Stop.
- Report Template: Assume that an arrest is made in the scenario and complete the Traffic Stop Arrest Report [PDF].
Option 2: Juvenile Parole and Probation Officer
- Scenario: Watch and take notes on the video scenario: CJ in Practice: Juvenile Detention.
- Report Template: Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (Juvenile) [PDF].
Option 3: Criminal Investigator
- Scenario: Read “A Mutilation Murder” on page 670 of your textbook.
- Report Template: Crime Scene Investigation Report [PDF].
Option 4: Adult Parole and Probation Officer
- Scenario: Read the following scenario:
The defendant, Lindsey Nahol, entered Sparkle Jewelry and asked the sales clerk to show her several pieces of expensive jewelry. When the clerk turned his back, the defendant slipped a diamond necklace into her purse and walked toward the exit. When the security guard attempted to stop the defendant, she kicked and scratched him. With help from the store clerk, the security guard restrained the defendant and held her in a room until the local police arrived and placed her under arrest for robbery. Ms. Nahol has been in jail for 60 days and has pleaded guilty to robbery and assault and battery. Judge Fairmont has requested a pre-sentence investigation and report.
The pre-sentence investigation reveals that Ms. Nahol, now 30, has been involved in the criminal justice system since she was 14, when she was adjudicated for car theft, for which she was placed on juvenile probation. She violated her probation but subsequently completed a 36-month probational term. As an adult, Ms. Nahol has been sentenced three times for various crimes including shoplifting, burglary, and possession of a controlled substance. She successfully completed her probation for these offenses one year ago. Ms. Nahol states that she stole a car when she was 14 because she wanted her friends to think that she was cool and that this is also why she started using drugs. As for the security officer, during the interview, Ms. Nahol stated that she was defending herself and standing her ground, because the security guard grabbed her first, when he was trying to prevent her from leaving the store.
Ms. Nahol has her high school diploma. She has not spoken to any of her family members in more than a year but states that she has very close friends who let her stay at their house anytime she wants. She spends her time thinking about her future and is interested in earning her degree in criminal justice from Strayer University and becoming a juvenile probation officer.
The prosecutor has asked for five years in prison, followed by five years of probation. The defense attorney has asked for time served plus two years of probation.
- Report Template: Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (Adult) [PDF].
Week 3 Assignment 2 – Criminal Justice ReportOverview Report writing is an important aspect of your responsibilities as a criminal justice professional. For this assignment, you will review a scenario
VICTIM INCIDENT NUMBER OFFENSE INCIDENT DATE AND TIME SUSPECT/ARREST SUPPLEMENT ARRESTING AGENCY REPORTING OFFICER BADGE NO. DATE APPROVING OFFICER NAME/DESCRIPTIVES NO. ADULT JUVENILE UNKNOWN CHECK APPROPRIATE CATEGORY SUSPECT ARRESTEE SUSPECT/ARRESTEE RUNAWAY MISSING OTHER ___________ NAME (Last, First, Middle) ADDRESS (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) PHONE EMPLOYER NAME AND ADDRESS (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) PHONE *AGE/ D.O.B. *SEX *RACE B A W I U *HEIGHT *WEIGHT *HAIR *EYES PLACE OF BIRTH SSN ALIAS GANG AFFILIATION DL#/STATE OCCUPATION/SCHOOL MARITAL STATUS SCARS, MARKS, TATOOS ADDITIONAL DESCRIPTIVES SUSPECTED OF USING ALCOHOL DRUGS POTENTIAL INJURIES? *RESIDENT STATUS 1 RESIDENT 2 TOURIST 3 MILITARY 4 STUDENT 5 OTHER (explain) ________________________________________ U UNKNOWN CHARGES FILED? Y N ARRESTEE ARMED WITH 1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ *ARRESTEE WAS ARMED WITH 99 NONE 11 FIREARM 12 HANDGUN 12A AUTOMATIC HANDGUN 13 RIFLE 13A FULLY AUTOMATIC RIFLE 13B OTHER FULLY AUTOMATIC FIREARM 14 SHOTGUN 15 OTHER FIREARM 15A SEMI-AUTOMATIC SPORTING RIFLE 15B SEMI-AUTOMATIC ASSAULT FIREARM 15C MACHINE PISTOL 16 IMITATION FIREARM 17 SIMULATED FIREARM 18 BB/PELLET GUN 20 KNIFE/CUTTING INSTRUMENT 30 BLUNT OBJECT 50 POISON 60 EXPLOSIVES 65 FIRE/INCENDIARY DEVICE 70 DRUGS/NARC/SLEEPING PILLS 80 OTHER WEAPON NAME ADDRESS (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) PHONE 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. ASSOC. PERSONS ARREST/OFFENSE DESCRIPTION *ARREST/OFFENSE CODE F/M & DEGREE WARRANT # *ARREST LARCENY TYPE 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 23A POCKET PICKING 23B PURSE SNATCHING 23C SHOPLIFTING 23D THEFT FROM BUILDING 23E THEFT FROM COIN-OP MACH. 23F THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 23G MOTOR VEH. PARTS/ACCESS. 240 THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE 23H OTHER: ______________________ ARREST INFORMATION *ARREST DATE TIME ARREST LOCATION (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) *INCIDENT TRACKING NUMBER ARREST DISPOSITION BAIL TIME READ MIRANDA WITNESSED BY: FINGERPRINTED Y N FINGERPRINT CARD NO. PHOTOS TAKEN Y N NO. TAKEN PHOTO ID NO. FBI/BCI# *MULTIPLE ARRESTEE SEGMENTS INDICATOR COUNT ARRESTEE MULTIPLE ARRESTEE INDICATOR N/A *ARREST 1 COMPLAINT 3 WARRANT 5 ORDER OF PROTECTION TYPE 2 IN-PROGRESS 4 SUMMONS 9 OTHER JUVENILE PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME AND ADDRESS (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) PHONE RELATIONSHIP PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME AND ADDRESS (Street, Apt., City, State, Zip) PHONE RELATIONSHIP JUV. PARENT/ Y GDN. NOTIFIED N DATE/TIME NOTIFIED NOTIFIED BY *JUVENILE HANDLED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT DISPOSITION REFERRED TO OTHER AUTHORITIES PREVIOUS Y RUN/MISS. N RUNAWAYS /MISSING DATE OF LAST CONTACT DATE OF EMANCIPATION DATE/TIME ENTERED NCIC # LAST SEEN WEARING DATE COURT DATE BADGE NO. 11/2005 ETHNICITY