Barriers to Effective Comunication

Barriers to Effective Communication Paper
John F. Stepney
January 7, 2011
Estaban Santana

Barriers to Effective Communication Paper
      Communication is the process of transferring information or news from one individual to another.   It basically involves two or more individuals with a sender, receiver, and a message.   Effective communication requires the individual that is receiving the information to hear, accept, and process the communicated information.   It also requires some form of response or feedback so that the sender knows the communication took place.   Communication in its fundamental sense is transferring information from sender to receiver.   In regards to the field of criminal justice oral communication skills are a necessity of officers.   They are required to talk to members of the general public, request assistance from other officers when needed, advised suspects of their Miranda rights, and report to supervisors that certain actions have occurred.   Also oral communication skills are needed for officers to understand and transmit statements made by citizens, suspects, and superiors (Wallace & Robertson, 2009).
      Not only could communication be verbally it can also be nonverbally through facial and body gesturers, also by the way you dress.   The exchange of information occurs both formally and informally, which are the two communication channels or directions used in any organization.   Channels and directions of communication refer to the course of information from the sender to the receiver.   While channels of information indicate the methods by which information travels from one individual to the next, direction of information refer to the way communication flows.
      In any police organization the traditional course of communication usually follows the chain of command which is known as formal channels.   This type of communication is practiced through formal orders, directives, and written memorandums which provide a...