JLBC CHARACTERISTICS


JLBC CHARACTERISTICS

Accurate

Never speculate or guess

If the exact time of occurrence is unknown, approximate it as precisely as possible.

Complete

Who victim(s), complainant(s), witness(es), suspect(s)

What (full description of the occurrence

When (dates and times)

Where (location of events)

Why (motives) ÿ How (methods)

Concise, Legible, Chronological

Correct

Review

Evaluate

Edit

Clear

Distinguishes victim, complainant, witnesses, suspects

Use subtitles generously

Objective perspective

Written in Standard English

Avoid:

Police/Security jargon

􏰁Legalese􏰂

Non-standard abbreviations

Timely



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