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CJS/205

Composition for Communication in the Criminal Justice System

Online

Format

$1194

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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23 Nov 2021

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Composition for Communication in the Criminal Justice System

Course level: Undergraduate

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.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • 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. 

Week 2

  • 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 and expectations. 
  • Explain the significance of nonverbal cues during the interview process. 

Week 3

  • 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. 

Week 4

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

Week 5

  • Explain the effects of technology on communication within the criminal justice system. 
  • Discuss procedures for interacting with the media during critical incidents. 
  • Describe ways of using technological communication methods in criminal justice settings. 
  • Discuss the impact of social media on communication between the criminal justice system and the public. 

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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