Discussion post | Criminal homework help


The incident narrative is largely considered one of the most important parts of a criminal investigation. It details the five Ws (who, what, when, where, why) and the lingering H (how) of a crime.

Answer the following for this discussion:

  • Below are a few examples of police reports being incomplete and lacking details.
  • As you have learned this unit, police officers are taught how to write detailed reports. What do you believe contributes to these mistakes? Is it a failure of training, supervision, or leadership?
  • What other factors could contribute to these types of mistakes? For example, how could stress, trauma, or fatigue contribute to these mistakes?