Essay about Barriers to Communication

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1. There are several barriers to communication that can keep jail intelligence from being collected and used by law enforcement personnel. Communication is the process by which a sender (i.e. agency, individual) conveys some type of message to a receiver (i.e. another agency, individual) with the purpose of the receiver understanding mutually (Greenberg, 2005 as cited in Stojkovic, Kalinich, Klofas, 2008; Stojkovic et al., 2008). Jail organizations can be large in nature which in turns means there are various levels a message can go through. Jail intelligence would have to be separated out into networks that would be able to approve and handle the information at a faster pace (Galbraith, 1973 as cited in Stojkovic et al., 2008).
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To be effective with working with other agencies the intelligence officers would need to promote openness and decentralize active communication (Stojkovic et al., 2008).

2. Occupational socialization is a method by which an individual learns the behaviors, values, and attitudes needed to be accepted and proficient in regards to an occupational role (Stojkovic, Kalinich, Klofas, 2008). These skills that the individual acquires can be through training, informal work norms, networking/team-work group relationships (Stojkovic et al, 2008). Occupational socialization is a constant course of action and in the instance of correctional officers begins with the anticipation of occupational roles (Stojkovic et al, 2008). The culture of an organization can be described as the norms of the workplace, agency, or organization. It can include the assumptions, values, and beliefs mutual understood by others in the organization. These norms serve to direct the behaviors of the employees in response to what is expected of their role (Stojkovic et al, 2008). In order to implement the intelligence system job titles could be assigned to the correctional officers. For instance, based on the fact the Smith has a degree in criminal justice he could provide insight his knowledge of criminal behavior and how to detect and communicate with offenders. The administrator could assign different roles in regards to the officers that would collect information from inmates or notate

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