cjs205 | undergraduate

Composition For Communication In The Criminal Justice System

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This course prepares students to communicate effectively in both verbal and nonverbal forms. Students explore best practices of investigative reporting and composing written communications, such as administrative reports and memos, interpreting and using body language, and interpersonal interactions within criminal justice settings. This includes interactions with victims, suspects, incarcerated persons, as well as government officials, staff, and civilians.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Communication Techniques in Interviewing

    • Explain the significance of nonverbal cues during the interview process.
    • Identify proper communication techniques necessary for various criminal justice settings.
    • Describe effective interviewing and questioning techniques.
    • Discuss interviewing preparation methods related to desired interview outcomes.

    Written Communication

    • Identify the types and uses of written communication in criminal justice settings.
    • Explain the guidelines for fact-based report writing in criminal justice settings.
    • Illustrate how effective written communication affects the criminal justice process.

    Specialized Issues in Communication

    • Identify strategies for effectively communicating with various entities within the criminal justice process.
    • Compare communication dynamics in non-emergency and emergency incidents and conflict situations.
    • Discuss methods for overcoming language and situational barriers in communication.

    Technology and Communication

    • Explain the effects of technology on communication within the criminal justice system.
    • Describe ways of using technological communication methods in criminal justice settings.
    • Identify the impact of social media on communication between the criminal justice system and the public.

    The Communication Process

    • Describe the communication process.
    • Identify the types, components, and functions of verbal and nonverbal communication in criminal justice settings.
    • Explain how to overcome potential barriers in different types of communication.
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