As part of the SAGE Guide to Writing series, The SAGE Guide to Writing in Corrections,1e, by Steven Hougland and Jennifer Allen, focuses on teaching students how to write in the academic setting while introducing them to a number of other professional writings specific to the correctional profession, such as the pre-sentence investigation report, contact sheets, court status reports, incident reports, rehabilitation and therapy. Covering correctional institutions as well as community corrections, the goal is to interweave professional and technical writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report writer and student in corrections. This text will be a concise supplemental writing book in courses focused on writing in the criminal justice discipline, report writing, or in introductory corrections courses. It is part of a series of books on this topic that will span criminal justice, policing, corrections, and research methods.
Chapter 1: The Basics of Writing
Chapter 2: What Is Information Literacy?
Chapter 3: Reports from Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Officers
Chapter 4: Incident Reports and Beyond
Chapter 5: Other Documents: Memos, Letters, Emails, Cover Letters, and Resumes
Chapter 6: Academic Paper Formats: What is APA Formatting?
Chapter 7: The Academic Research Paper