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Approximately 280 pages
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Introduction to Forensic Writing
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Introduction to Forensic Writing is a guidebook to help navigate the writing process for all forms of documents and records that may ultimately end up in court. This book analyzes the best practices for the creation and management of written reports, documentary evidence, correspondence, crime scene notes and reports. Risk management guidelines for organizations that handle these documents are a must as are the precedents and standards. Guidance is also provided to assist those who introduce this evidence in court. Writing samples provide practical assistance together with an examination of strategic approaches to writing for a variety of professions and disciplines intersecting with law and governance. "This is the first Canadian book, and possibly the first book-length study ever, on the topic of forensic writing. For that reason alone it should find itself on the shelves of courthouse libraries, judge's libraries, prosecution offices, police stations, and any firm that practices criminal law." Ken Fox Reference Librarian Law Society of Saskatchewan Law Library University of Saskatchewan
About the Author
Dr. Michael Arntfield is a professor of English and technical writing at Western University, a forensic linguist, consultant, and former police officer &38211; the bulk of his career having been spent as an affiant and author of judicial applications. He is also the host and co-producer of the true crime series To Catch a Killer on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is a regular media commentator on crime, technology, and language.
Madam Justice Kelly Anne Gorman is a judge with the Ontario Court of Justice Superior Division and a former federal prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. She has also served as a visiting professor of law at both Notre Dame University and York University.