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Ideology & Communication

Explore how ideology impinges on communicative competency in practice, especially legal venues such as child protective investigations and services.

Explore the extent to which distorted communication practices occur at the level of the intersubjective relations between the system (as represented by the various actors in child protection practice) and the live world (as represented by the client) using the following ideologies of Sinclair's: blame, bureaucratic, medical, penal, humanistic, and technocratic.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your trust. In this particular task you are asking for help in discussing how ideology can be a negative factor in communicative competency. How best shall you answer the task? I suggest the following:
1. Define ideology as presented in Sinclair's - 150 words
2. What is communicative competency in a forensic setting? 100 words
3. Apply a sample negative ideology in a forensic setting to showcase communicative incompetency - 100 words

This outline should yield 350 words - this should cover what you need. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

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Ideology in practice

According to Sinclair (2003), theorists like Habermas have previously pointed out how ideology can impinge on effective child protection in cases and situations that are forensic and legal in nature. To understand this, it is important to define what an ideology is. Simply put, it is a way of seeing the world wherein a particular set of values and ideas becomes the standard from which the person judges others as well as situations in which he or she is a part of or observes. Sinclair (2003) proposes that while ideology is cultural in nature, it holds the 'reality' for an individual together as it allows for the individual to act in a particular manner in reference to his values and ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of how ideology impinges on communicative competency in practice including forensic application following Sinclair ideologies. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.