October 17, 2005
Getting prepared to write crime articles
In Newswriting Dr. Jerz posted a handout about the criminal justice system. I believe this handout is extremely beneficial. When you write a literary essay about a topic, you try to find sources that will help you better understand the topic and in turn make your paper better. News writing should be no different. When a person is assigned the crime beat they should become familiar with the criminal justice system. Before in class we discussed different terms used in crime writing such as accused, arrested, victim, culprit, etc. You can not say someone actually committed the crime until they are found guilty. Becoming familiar with the justice system will protect writers from publishing statements that could get them in trouble.
If you are planning on writing a crime story I would strongly suggest checking out this handout.
Posted by JennaOBrocto at October 17, 2005 12:59 PM