Human Communication Essay

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There are six key components of the communication process. These components play an important role in the criminal justice field. The six key components are of the following: communication context, messages, sources/receivers, messages, channel, noise and effects. In this essay we will discuss each of the six components and how each of them play an important role. Communication context has four different categories including physical context, which is the environment you are in; cultural, social-psychological which involves where you are to determine how you may speak to others, and lastly there is temporal context. This is important in the criminal justice field to know how to speak in the proper context to other people whether they be witnesses, victims, or their own co-workers. With Sources and Receivers there is always a speaker and a listener, or a writer and a reader. Sources and receivers have encoding and decoding (Pearson, 2001). Encoding is for the speaker who is sending the message and decoding is the receiver listening to the speaker or reading what the writer is saying. It is also important for the speaker to know how to properly present themselves for the decoder (listener) in hope that the receiver understands the sender’s message. Next there are messages. Messages can be sent in many different ways. We can send messages verbally with words, or nonverbally. Nonverbal messages can be from body language, what we wear, our facial expressions etc. Everywhere we go we are sending messages to other people whether we consciously know it or not. This is also important in the CJ field. If we are not aware of what we are doing, we may send the wrong message to someone which can have a negative reaction. After messages, there is noise. There are different types of noises which include physical noise, for example, you are in a busy environment such as a

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