chapter  3
The Face Page
ByLarry S. Miller, John T. Whitehead
Pages 34

This chapter includes information about the Uniform Crime Reporting Program and examples of the Uniform Crime Classification system. There are examples of multipurpose and single-purpose face pages, methods of gathering information, and some basic information and general rules about filling in the blanks on face pages. The chapter also includes information about writing synopses, along with suggestions of mistakes to avoid. Modern use of computers has eliminated some of the need for a synopsis. Concentrate on making the synopsis as brief and clear as possible, including crucial information. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) face page form asks for very little information and requires the writer to provide most of the format. On the other hand, the FBI capitalizes every letter of a person's entire name, but not his or her title. There are several methods of capitalization and abbreviation, and the formats vary from state to state, and even from agency to agency.