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Verbal Communication & Ethics: Law Enforcement

Verbal Communication

Describe effective and ineffective listening methods.
Recognize the ethical issues associated with oral and written communication.
Demonstrate effective writing techniques.

Should an officer withhold information in a press release if that information could later affect the prosecution of a suspect? Is "setting the stage" for a press release professional or deceitful?

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Oral & Written Communication in Policing

To communicate via oral & written methods is our civilization's normal. Semiotics, the science of signs & linguistics, the study of language formally delve into the inner workings primarily of textual communication, written or spoken as this is primarily how the world we know communicates. There might be a few thousand languages but man through millennia of communication has come to a point of decoding languages & spontaneously engaging in discourse with each other to create knowledge, build relations & shape the world we know.

Policing relies on textual communication - oral & written both in a formal setting as bureaucratic organizations do and informal within the primary groups (friendships, partner bonds, informal communication with civilians ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses effective communication in written & verbal form and also touches on the topic of effective listening methods. It expands the discussion further by talking about the ineffective methods used and why they are so. The solution talks further about law enforcement ethics by discussing practices in relation to releasing information to the press.