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 1 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 2 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 2 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 2 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?