Communication in Criminal Justice Roles

A police officer at the scene of an accident.
A parole officer meeting with an ex-offender.
A corrections officer in a prison.

All of the criminal justice professionals above use communication skills, both written and verbal. Many of them also will likely use presentation skills. Mastering various ways in which to communicate is essential to most jobs, including many positions within the field of criminal justice.

For this Discussion, select a role within the criminal justice field that you may already have or one in which you might be interested in the future. Review the media, “The Art of Effective Communication” to identify ways in which communication can be used. Then consider how communication can be used in the role you selected and why communication is used in those ways. Also, consider whether the communications you described are effective in the job specified or not.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 1 a brief description of the criminal justice role you selected and describe two ways in which communication is used in that role. Then explain why communication is used in those ways, including any goals that are intended to be met by the communication. Finally, explain whether the communications you described are effective in the job specified or not. Be specific and provide examples to illustrate your point.


  • Johnson, W. A., Rettig, R. P., Scott, G. M., & Garrison, S. M. (2015). The criminal justice student writer’s manual (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    • Chapter 1 “Writing as Communication”


One and a half page with at least two reference….

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.


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