Barriers to Effective Communication Paper
Benny E. Juarez
University of Phoenix
CJA/304: Interpersonal Communications
June 23, 2011
Barriers to Effective Communication Paper.
Effective communication is very important in the world of law enforcement and essential in every aspect of daily function as a member of society. A person who does not possess proper communication skills will fail in his or her job and will set poor examples to peers as well as subordinates. This paper will show some of these barriers in communication and components as well as listening and hearing, formal and informal channels of communication in criminal justice organizations. There can be many tools that can be used to help break down barriers in effective communication and strategies that when properly implemented will help overcome usual and unusual communication barriers.
Communication is a two way process of transmitting and receiving both verbal and nonverbal messages as well as exchanging ideas or information effectively. There are six formal components of communication that are as follows (1) context, (2) sender encoder, (3) message, (4) medium, (5) receiver decoder, and (6) feedback. With every component of communication there is also a process of the six components. Context component is in every communication, written, expression or verbal, and context is a broad term that every country and culture has their own conventions for processing. Sender Encoder component is the sender of the message whether the message is written or verbal there will always be a sender encoder in any type of communication. Message is the component of what they are trying to communicate or the message you are trying to receive, a message can also be written or verbal. Medium is the component in which the message is sent like the content of the message whether written or verbal between the sender and the receiver. Receiver decoder is the receiver of the message whether written...