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Written and Interpersonal Communication: Methods for Law Enforcement, 5th edition

  • Harvey Wallace
  • Cliff Roberson

Published by Pearson (February 5th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

5th edition

Overview

Written and Interpersonal Communication Methods for Law Enforcement is a practical and easy to read guide to oral and written communications in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. It helps students master communication skills, theories, and issues; provides practical examples and exercises; and includes helpful guides for improving spelling, vocabulary, and overall writing. The text includes both general theories and techniques to improve communication, and specific guidelines for writing documents common in the field, such as affidavits and search warrants.

Table of contents

Chapter 1  The Need for Effective Communication

Chapter 2  Oral Versus Written Communication

Chapter 3  The Communication Process

Chapter 4  Improvement of Communication

Chapter 5  Special Communications Issues

Chapter 6  Communicating in Public

Chapter 7  Basic Reports

Chapter 8  Drafting Affidavits and the Use of Reports in Court

Chapter 9  Questioning

Chapter 10  Interviewing and Interacting with Victims of Crime

Chapter 11  Interviewing as an Art

Chapter 12  Hostage Negotiations

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