Crime Analysis Report March 2019 Narrative Writing Assignment –

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Crime Analysis Report March 2019 Narrative Writing Assignment –

For this assignment, you will finalize your narrative writing drafts submitted in the previous unit’s discussion.

As you finalize your drafts, keep in mind that narrative writing is a key element in the various writing (and reading) tasks that you will engage in your criminal justice career. You will see that we are now engaging that narrative further and mobilizing it in the field report that you are looking at this week. As we finalize the drafts of the narratives, you should also be seeing how the narrative fits the field report, and how it is so integral to the story that is told in the report.

You have each chosen a particular character to profile in Units 1 and 2. That character aligns with a subfield of criminal justice—a career path, in other words. Using that career path, find an appropriate report for the field to complete (you may use the textbooks, the library, and the internet to help you, but please do ask the instructor for help with this, as well, if you need it). You will likely find a form or template-like model to follow for many of these positions, but for some (like attorneys), you will not have forms to fill out.

Write a report that follows the model of the reports they are likely to write on a regular basis, similar to what you learned about this character from your profile in Units 1 and 2. You may have many reports to choose from for some characters, and few for others. This is natural.

Note: If you profiled a character in Units 1 and 2 and would now prefer to follow a different career path, please contact the instructor prior to doing so.

Complete the following tasks:

  • Demonstrate thinking and composing practices consistent with a process model for a narrative.
  • Exhibit organizational plans, revision strategies and writing goals necessary to produce a competent narrative.
  • Apply writing skills in creating a document that satisfies the intended writing goals.
  • Polish and proofread documents.
  • Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the standards and expectations of criminal justice professionals.

In addition to the above tasks, be sure to follow these requirements:


  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Length of paper: 1–3 pages.
  • Font: Arial, 10-point.