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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LDSP 3505 - Report Writing and Interviewing Techniques

3 Credit Hours
Cross Listed PTMA 3505 - Effective Spring 2017, this course changed department.
Description: Types and purposes of reports, initial report, opening statement, body, ending, progress report, final report, summary proof, substantiation, investigator’s conclusions, attachments, supplemental report, mechanics of report writing, using notes, key points, persons involved, evidence collected, facts, paragraphs, tense, the who-what-where-when-how-why elements, objectivity and directness; helping the reader critique and revise. Interview and interrogation compared, dealing with the uncooperative, the processes of interviewing and interrogating, obtaining facts, semantics, evaluating the situation, using psychology, perception, memory and stress, prejudice and reluctance, fear and resentment, gaining respect, using an observer, dealing with victims and witnesses, preparing for the interview, mental preparation for the interview, conducting the interview and knowing what to ask and when.