Minnesota V. Riff Essay

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Minnesota v. Riff Interpersonal Communications/CJA-304 September 24, 2011 University of Phoenix Abstract Identify and discuss the various types of written or oral communication presented in the case and the guidelines for each type of communication. Consider the prosecution, defense, witnesses, and the judge. Write an arrest-and-incident police report using the specified guidelines and parameters for report writing as outlined in the assigned readings. Assume the role of the investigating officer. The report must be factual, accurate, objective, and complete. Ensure the police report is as long as necessary, concise, clear, and mechanically correct. Types of Written and Oral Communication Prosecution The various types…show more content…
The witnesses stated that the sacks that Mr. Riff was charged with carrying that contained the money were issued to him at the poker game. Mr. Riff testified he grabbed the hammer to use as a security measure for him in order to protect his winnings. The Defense disputes Mr. Riff tossed the hammer away prior to arriving home and in no way meant to steal from the market. The Defense in this case exercised oral communication by exploiting the redundancy in this case. This was to establish that the eyewitness testimonies for the prosecution were incorrect and imperfection was found during the police investigation. Witnesses The witnesses in the Minnesota v. Riff case would have used verbal communication when communicating with the police and the Defense Attorney. During the trial they would have used oral communication. The witnesses would also have used visual communication in describing to the Judge, the Prosecutor, the Defense Attorney, and the Jury what they saw. Also, the witnesses would have used written communication during their personal statements to the police and the Attorneys. Police Arrest/Incident Report Incident Type: Burglary Incident Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011 Time: Approximately 12:30 am Address: Marquette’s Market- Corner of Main and First Street Officer Name: Officer Terry Shields, Minnesota Police Department Offender/Suspect: Ronald Riff Victim: Speedy Marquette (Store Owner) Witnesses: Marty Martini,

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