Technical writing in criminal justice – chapter 5


Required Textbook: The Sage Guide to Writing In Corrections; Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen

Answer the Questions for Consideration at the end of Chapter 5. APA formatting.

Questions for Consideration 

1. In what instances might a probation officer write a memo to the court? What about to a treatment provider? What message might the memo contain? 

2. When writing a formal letter to an agency, what key elements should you include? 

3. If you were a hiring manager, what errors would you look for in a cover letter to disqualify a candidate? 

4 . If you were to apply for a position as a corrections officer, what skills or qualifications would you highlight in your cover letter? What about on the resume?

Please follow the following guidelines:

1. Does your response directly answer each part of the assignment question(s)? 2 . Does your response clearly show you have read and understand the lesson content by correctly defining key terms, key persons and summarizing concepts? Have you made inferences based on this knowledge to personal or modern-day applications? 3. Have you clearly state analysis and give examples to back them up? Does your response provide analysis to the larger concepts of the lessons? 4. Do you write clearly, in complete sentences, with minimal errors in grammar and spelling? Did you use the APA Method of Citation where needed?

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