Effective Communication in Criminal Justice

Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz, 2006

6 Seiten



Significance of Effective Communication

Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication
Verbal Communication
Non-Verbal Communication

Hearing and listening communication difference

Ways of communication in criminal justice organization

Communication Hindrances in Criminal Justice

Strategies to overpower the barriers


Significance of Effective Communication

Communication is referred as exchange of meaningful information by the mean of messages. Without effective communication, it is very difficult for a business to survive. (Boone, Kurtz, 2011, p. 296) Significance of effective communication cannot be neglected as it is mandatory in every field as the highest success ration of a business is solely based upon the effective communication. If an important delivered message is not understood by the recipient, it would be vain communication. An effective communication is also referred as a specific process through which the exchange of information happens between individuals by the means of a common medium of signs, behaviors or symbols. The significance of effective communication cannot be neglected in any aspect of professional life. In general terms, the communication can be referred as a process of blaming, direction, problem solving and persuading. The process of persuading can only be acquired by the means of effective communication. Effective communication can be further referred as the process to interchange opinion, information or thoughts by the means of writing, signs or speech. During the process of an interview, the judgment for candidates is based upon their talent of communication as it is considered as an essential part of job for the achievement of both the personal and organizational goals. The process effective communication is based on two categories, Verbal communication and Non-verbal communication.

Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication

Verbal communication can be referred in general as the speech or language which is utilized to transmit information by any means. (Waner, 2006,p. 81) The effective verbal communication is the project of meaningful ideas so as the listener may understand and comprehend the message and can response to it. The subset of verbal communication involves speaking and listening as well and they strongly needed to be focused during the process of verbal communication. There are three basic purposes which are associated with the verbal communication in public i.e. persuade, entertain or inform. To ensure the correct verbal communication, it is essential to use the same medium of language and style of speaking so as to ensure the understanding and comprehension of listener during the conversation. However, the repetition can also impart vital role to develop understanding during verbal communication as it would aid the listener to agree or disagree with you. The verbal communication is not just about speaking it also involves the listening at broader level. If an individual is unable to understand the gist of a verbal statement, it is likely that he would be unable to comprehend.

Non-Verbal Communication

Non-verbal behavior can be referred as an action or reaction of a body part or organism. (Korte, 1997, p. 26) Non-verbal communication is strongly interconnected with the gestures and movements of body parts to convey a specific messages or messages. The movement of hands, eye, shoulders or touch with the body of anther individual can be proved efficient to deliver the specific message through non-verbal communication. However, in many stances, the non-verbal communication can prove lucrative as well. The other subset of non-verbal communication is by the means of writing. The writing clearly depicts the ideas, logics and information in clearly and precise way. The written communication bears the same rules as for verbal as an individual should use the same medium and language according to the culture of that specific area for effective communication through writing. It is considered mandatory for criminal justice professionals to abide by the rules for written communication so as to prevent the chances of misunderstanding for court proceedings and investigation processes.

Hearing and listening communication difference

Hearing and listening term is perceived as same but there is a little difference between these terms as listening ensures the effective communication as compared to hearing. The basic difference comes at the point of understanding. An individual hearing does not impart his contribution to pave the message to speaker that he comprehends the information being delivered to him. It is mandatory that the hearer should ensure that he or she understands the messages during communications. It might be possible that the speaker would have to repeat the statements again and again to ensure that the listener is listening not just hearing the messages.

Besides this, the situation of listener is little different as compared to hearer. The listener gives the full attention during the communication and understands the messages with full attention. A good listener ensures the successful effective communication as when the message is delivered to the listener, he or she ensures his understanding by depicting body gestures.


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Effective Communication in Criminal Justice
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Dr Kelly Clarkson (Autor:in), 2006, Effective Communication in Criminal Justice, München, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/213092


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