Communication in the Criminal Justice System

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Communication in the Criminal Justice Settings By: La Vera Burke-Newton CJS/205 May 11, 2015 Ms. Amber Bass
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Communication in the Criminal Justice System Introduction: Effective communication in the criminal justice system entails several different components: verbal, nonverbal, potential barriers to effective communication, strategies for overcoming those barriers and identifying skills needed to testify in court. The components of both verbal and nonverbal communication: In today’s society, the elements of both verbal and nonverbal communication are that, everyone uses some form of verbal communication. Whether it's by social media, text messages, email, conversing, writing a letter or writing a report. Verbal communication has been around for a long time, and people have learned to familiarize themselves with things they want to remember such as dates, important events, and quotes by verbalizing to themselves. In other words, they talk to themselves. When a person uses verbal communication, they are using some spoken language that has to be heard to be understood. Active listening is a component of understanding what is being said. For example, officers can focus on a suspect, witness, or witness speaking to them by making eye contact, showing that they understand with a head nod or acknowledging he or she understand. Nonverbal communication includes facial expression, body language, gestures, and eye contact. Many people base their decisions totally on nonverbal cues. People can become well-versed in nonverbal communication by watching television with the sound off. Nonverbal communication could be a particularly cues on how a person received it.
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