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Different Types of Communication

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In this paper we will discuss the different types of communication as well as the process associated with it. We will also take a look at the difference between listening and hearing in communication and to components of each type of communication. Within the criminal justice system there are many barriers that can hinder a person from communicating effectively this paper will discuss those barriers and teach you how to overcome them.

According to Webster’s dictionary communication can be defined as a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior” When you talk about effective communication it is defined as imparting or exchanging information in such a way that the receiver can comprehend mentally, to be able to act on that information, and provide feedback that the message received is the message that was intended. (Steele, 2011)

The key word in that definition is comprehend; one must be able to grasp the meaning of what you are saying. This can only be done by repetition and the rephrasing in his/ her words. There are many forms of communication, verbal, nonverbal, written, and visual. When you think of verbal communication not only are you listening but you are also providing feedback based on the tone of the conversation. Nonverbal focuses on body movements, the stance a person is in, and facial expressions. In our criminal justice system communication is the cornerstone. It does not matter what position you hold, highest or lowest, everyone must communicate effectively. Written communication is writing down the words that you are trying to tell to someone. One of the most popular forms of written communication today is text messaging. Not only are the kids doing it but the adults have gotten hooked on the trend. Visual communication is talking through the use of signs, symbols, and designs, or other types of visual aids.

Communication is not an isolated event; it is a process that comes with steps that must be followed. If one step is missed then communication will not flow as smoothly as planned, but it will be hard to comprehend. When it comes to the barriers in communication we have so many that can hurt us. One must think of effective communication as building a house. First to build that house trust must be built, this is a one on one connection with every single individual. Then you must be bold and open, that way you will be clear, direct, respected, and reflective. Then you must strive to grow and educate yourself in order to overcome all obstacles. There


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