Filling out forms is a large, and sometimes tedious, part of the job for every criminal justice professional. Forms are used to create a record of and document an incident. In addition, filling out the correct forms can trigger an important chain of events, such as follow-up visits by allied professionals. For this practice activity, review these sample forms. Consider their importance and some of the consequences that could arise from not completing or filing them. Choose at least three sample forms from the list. Then, using the provided template Word Document, complete the following:
For each form you have chosen, answer the following questions:
- What type of form is this?
- When would you fill out this form?
- Why is this form important? What is this form supposed to do/trigger?
- What are the potential consequences of not completing this form or not including all necessary information on this form?
Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:
- Identify the form type.
- Identify when the form is needed.
- Describe the importance of the form.
- Describe the potential consequences of not completing the form or not including all necessary information.
Guidelines for Submission
This assignment must be completed using the template provided. Any references must be cited in APA format.
Shapiro Library APA Style Guide
Module Three Practice Activity Rubric
CriteriaComplete (100%)Not Complete (0%)ValueArticulation of ResponseClearly conveys meaning with correct grammar, sentence structure, and spellingSubmission has critical errors in grammar, sentence structure, and spelling10Identify Form TypeIdentifies the form typeDoes not identify the form type15Purpose of FormIdentifies when the form is neededDoes not identify when the form is needed20Importance of FormDescribes the importance of the formDoes not describe the importance of the form20Potential ConsequencesDescribes the potential consequences of not completing the form or not including all necessary informationDoes not describe the potential consequences of not completing the form or not including all necessary information30Citations and AttributesUses citations for ideas requiring attributionDoes not use citations for ideas requiring attribution5Total:100%