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Week 1 DQ 1

DQ
1
What are the key components of
communication? How do these key components affect the process of communication
and its overall effectiveness? How might you improve the use of these key components
of effective communication?

 

Week 1 DQ 2

DQ
2
What is an example of the flow of
communication? How does this affect an organization within the criminal justice
system? Is there a better solution to improve the flow of communication within
the various elements of the criminal justice system?

 

Week 2 DQ 1

DQ
What is persuasive writing? What role
does persuasive writing play in the criminal justice system? How well does
persuasive writing meet the criteria of effective communication within the
criminal justice system? Explain.

 

Week 2 DQ 2

DQ
You may encounter several different
situations and people in the criminal justice field with whom you must
communicate, such as the chief, the prosecutor, a citizen who witnessed a
crime, a patrol officer, or the captain in charge of the records department.
Select at least two different communication scenarios from above and describe
which type of communication, oral or written, is most important in this
situation and why.

 

Week 3 DQ 1

DQ
1
What are the components of an effective
interview? How does an interview differ from an interrogation? How might you
conduct an interview versus an interrogation? Explain. 

 

Week 3 DQ 2

DQ 2 Explain
the rationale behind the Miranda decision. Do you think the Miranda
warning is still a valid concept? Explain your response.

 

Week 4 DQ 1

DQ
1
What is an example of technology that
has affected the criminal justice system? How does this technological
advancement enhance or challenge the effectiveness of communication within the
various areas of the criminal justice system? What might happen if most or all
of the methods of communication within the criminal justice system were
paperless? Explain the overall effect 

 

Week 4 DQ 2

DQ
What are the advantages and
disadvantages of installing video cameras in law enforcement
vehicles?   Explain.

 

Week 5 DQ 1

DQ
1
What is considered a diverse group?
What are effective communication methods for diverse groups, and how do they
differ from the methods of other groups within the criminal justice system? How
might we improve overall communication methods for all groups within the
criminal justice system?

 

Week 5 DQ 2

DQ
What challenges do criminal justice
professionals confront when they attempt to communicate with people who speak
another language? How do language barriers influence the overall effectiveness
of communication among all parties involved? What methods would you suggest for
effectively communicating with these groups?

 

 

 




Week
One: The Communication Process





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives


1.1  Describe the process and components of communication.
1.2  Describe the flow of communication in organizations.
1.3  Identify how barriers to effective communication can be overcome.
1.4  Explain the role of types of listening in oral communication.


 


 




Readings


Read Ch. 2­–4 of Written and Interpersonal Communication.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Submit your Bio
 
Participation


ClassroomChat RoomGetting Acquainted Message
 
Participate in class discussion.


 


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Discussion Questions


Respond to
weekly discussion questions.


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Individual
Barriers
to Effective Communication Paper


Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in
which you describe the following:
 
·        
The process of communication
and its components
·        
Differences between listening
and hearing in communication
·        
The formal and informal
channels of communication in criminal justice organizations
·        
Different barriers to
effective communication
·        
Strategies that may be
implemented to overcome communication barriers
 
Provide real-world examples to
illustrate your points.
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.


 


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Week
Two: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication


 



 


Details


Due


points




Objectives



 
2.1  Identify the guidelines for effective speaking and presentations.
2.2  Describe the components of verbal and nonverbal communication in
criminal justice settings.
2.3  Apply effective writing principles to various types of criminal
justice communication.
2.4  Identify the parameters of persuasive writing.
2.5  Identify the guidelines for fact-based report writing.


 


 




Readings


Read Ch. 1
& 5–8 of Written and Interpersonal
Communication.

Review Ch.
2–4 of Written and Interpersonal
Communication.

Read this
week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


 


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Discussion Questions
 
 
 
Learning Team Deliverable                                                              



Respond to
weekly discussion questions.
 
 
 
Complete
Learning Team Charter (submit it within your Team’s Forum)


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Q#2-Day
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Individual
Verbal
Communication Paper


Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper
describing how verbal and nonverbal communication can affect communication in
the following areas:
 
·        
Police situations (public
announcement to the press)
·        
Courtroom setting
(testifying)
·        
Corrections facility (employees,
peers, inmates)
·        
Juvenile facility (employees,
peers, inmates)
 
Identify one communication guideline
or preferred practice for each area.
Include one to three references to
support your findings.
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.


 


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Learning Team
Police
Report


Resource: Minnesota v. Riff court case documents, or a similar court case’s documents that
you and your teammates have access to. This case must be as complex as Minnesota v. Riff and must be approved
by your instructor.
 
Search the Internet for the Minnesota v. Riff court case or a
similar court case. You may do a
general Internet search, or you may search the following sites:
 
·        
United States Supreme Court,
located at http://www.supremecourtus.gov
·        
Case Law, located at http://www.case-law.us/
·        
FindLaw, located at http://company.findlaw.com/
 
Identify and discuss the various types
of written or oral communication presented in the case and the guidelines for
each type of communication. Consider the prosecution, defense, witnesses, and
the judge.
 
Write an arrest-and-incident police
report using the specified guidelines and parameters for report writing as
outlined in the assigned readings.
 
·        
Assume the role of the
investigating officer.
·        
The report must be factual,
accurate, objective, and complete.
·        
Ensure the police report is
as long as necessary, concise, clear, and mechanically correct.
 
Format citations consistent with APA
guidelines


 


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Week
Three: Interviewing and Interrogation





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
3.1  Differentiate between interviews and interrogations.
3.2  Identify effective techniques for interviewing.
3.3  Describe the legal requirements necessary to acquire admissible
statements.


 


 




Readings


Read Ch. 9–11 of Written and Interpersonal Communication.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


 


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Discussion Questions
 
 
Learning Team Deliverable


Respond to
weekly discussion questions.
 
 
 
Post a
response to “How can you prepare prior to interrogating a suspect?”  (submit it within your Team’s Forum)                                                                                        
 


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Individual
Quiz


Complete the quiz provided by your
instructor.
Submit your answers to your instructor
for review.


 


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Learning Team
Acquiring
Admissible Statements Worksheet


Complete the Acquiring Admissible
Statements Worksheet located on the student website.
Submit the completed worksheet to your
instructor for review.


 


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Week
Four: Technological Communication





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
4.1  Explain how technology has affected communication.
4.2  Describe new technological communication methods and their
appropriate uses within criminal justice settings.
4.3  Compare purposes of specialized databases in criminal justice.


 


 




Readings


Read Ch. 13 of Written and Interpersonal Communication.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


 


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Discussion Questions
 
 
Learning Team Deliverable


Respond to
weekly discussion questions.
 
 
 
Post your
response to, “Do you think everyone’s fingerprints should be submitted to a
database at birth?” Explain your stance. (submit it within your Team’s Forum)


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Learning Team Instructions


Begin working on the Technical
Communication Methods and Practices Paper due in Week Five.


 


 




Individual
Technology
and Communication Paper


Prepare a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper
that explains how technology has affected the communication capabilities of
specialized databases in the criminal justice system.
 
Include the following in your paper:
 
·        
A comparison of at least two
types of specialized databases, such as the following:
 
o   
Mobile data terminals
o   
AFIS
o   
Live scan
o   
Facial recognition
o   
Iris scan
 
·        
Overall positive effect due
to new technologies
·        
Overall negative effect due
to new technologies
·        
A discussion about which new
specialized technologies you think is most effective and why (make sure to
avoid using first person, per APA)


 


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Week Five:
Communication With Diverse Groups and Special Situations





 


Details


Due


Points




Objectives



 
5.1  Determine effective methods of communication for diverse groups.
5.2  Analyze the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on
communication within the criminal justice system.
5.3  Identify techniques for addressing the challenge of language
barriers.
5.4  Analyze communication dynamics occurring within incidents,
emergencies, and conflict situations.


 


 




Readings


Read Ch. 12 of Written and Interpersonal Communication.
Review Ch. 5 & 6 of Written and Interpersonal Communication.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve
Readings.


 


 




Participation


Participate in class discussion.


 


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Discussion Questions
 
 
Learning Team Deliverable


Respond to
weekly discussion questions.
 
 
 
Copy and paste what you believed to be the most
interesting statements (facts, ideas, concepts, procedures, etc) from this
week’s readings (just a few sentences) and explain why you chose them.
(submit it within your Team’s Forum)


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Q#2-Day
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Individual
Press
Release


Review the FBI’s top 10 news stories
for the past week at http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel.htm
to see how a press release is written.
 
Write a 350- to 700-word press release
about a current event or issue in your community (or a community within your
State). Consider the following as you write your press release:
 
·        
Effective methods of
communication for diverse groups
·        
The effect of the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 on communication within the criminal justice
system
·        
Techniques for addressing the
challenge of language barriers
·        
Communication dynamics
occurring within incidents, emergencies, and conflict situations


 


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Learning Team
Technical
Communication Methods and Practices Paper


Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper,
based on the assigned readings and additional resources, describing the
process an officer should follow when communicating with another officer, the
department, or the dispatch center before or after an incident. Address the
following in your paper:
 
·        
Identify the technological
tools that might be used in the communication process.
 
·        
How might current technology
be used to communicate more effectively within the various areas of the
criminal justice system?
 
·        
What future technologies, not
currently in existence, do you foresee being used to further communication,
particularly in interview and interrogation situations?
 
A PowerPoint slide presentation will not be required to
accompany your paper.

 
Format any references used in your
paper and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.


 


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