640 pages | 206 B/W Illus.
Myriad forms of communication occur within the criminal justice system as judges and attorneys speak to juries, law enforcement officers interact with the public, and the news media presents stories of events in courtrooms. Hindrances abound, however. Law enforcement officers and justice system personnel often encounter challenges that affect their ability to communicate with others, ranging from language barriers, to conflicting accounts of witnessed events, to errors caused by malfunctioning technology. Examining the relevancy of the U.S. Constitution to modern communications, The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems demonstrates how information is conveyed from multiple perspectives in a range of scenarios, enabling readers to see how these matters relate to and affect the criminal justice system.
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The book concludes with discussions on innovations in communication technology, natural language processing, cybernetics, and other emerging concepts. With an emphasis on logical reasoning in communication, the book explores the perspectives of numerous players in the justice system, from patrol officers to attorneys. Supplemented by examples of written communication templates that can be adapted within a law enforcement organization, it provides readers with solid theoretical and applied approaches to the subject matter.
Foundations of Communications
Psychological Aspects of Communications
Basic Written Communications
Visuals and Graphical Communication
Reporting and Technical Communication
Oral Communications and Interpersonal Behaviors
Marketing and Advertising Communications
Emergency and Public Communication
Leading the Way: Leadership Communication
High or Low? The Mathematics of Communication
Communication Ethics and Professional Organizations
Communications and the U.S. Constitution
Communication in the Justice System
Can You Hear Me Now? Physical Disability and Communication Challenges
Back to the Future: Communications Innovation and Emerging Concepts