Criminal Justice: Barriers to Effective Communication Communication is more about listening than it is talking. The way people perceive police officers as people is reflected more in our ability to listen to others than it is to talk. Our ability to communicate is a reflection of who we are. Communication is the cornerstone of our life. Communication is a mixture of verbal and non-verbal traits. A police officer’s identity is formed by what he/she says and does. Verbal and non-verbal communication defines who police officers are to others in society. The most basic relationships to the complex are formed as a by-product of a police officer’s ability to communicate. It is important for police officers to realize that relationships come out...The end:
.....r of communication is the inability to listen. If a police officer is unable to listen there is no point coming to work. Preventing crime and protecting citizen needs to begin with listening and end with advising. A police officer who practices strategic thinking is able to function at the highest level in a criminal justice organization (“Communication Channels”, ( n.d .). References Booher , D. (1994). Communicate with confidence: How to say it right the first time. New York: McGraw-Hill. Communication Channels. ( n.d .). Flat World Knowledge. Retrieved July 25, 2010, from http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/node/28108#web-28108 Stewart, J. (2006). Bridges Not Walls. 9th ed. A Book About Interpersonal Communication. New York: McGraw-Hill.