Essay on Communication in Criminal Justice

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Communication in Criminal Justice Settings Ashley Thompson CJS/205 Erin Kirkpatrick Abstract Communication is important to most professions and human relations in general. When it comes to a career in the Criminal Justice field, you must have great communication skills. Possessing these skills can keep you out of bad situations, and might even save your life. Communication can be verbal or non-verbal and to be able to do your job well, you need to know how to overcome potential communication barriers. Communication in Criminal Justice Settings Communication is a necessity when you are working almost any job. When you are working with the public, the people in a community you must be able to not only communicate your own point…show more content…
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