CJA 304 Week 5
Individual Assignment: Press Release
Review the FBI’s top 10 news stories for the past week at to see how a press release in written.
Write a 350- to 700-word press release about a current event or issue in your community. Consider the following as you write your press release:
Effective methods of communication for diverse groups
The effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on communication within the criminal justice system
Techniques for addressing the challenge of language barriers
Communication dynamics occurring within incidents, emergencies, and conflict situations
Learning Team Assignment: Technical Communication Methods and Practices Paper and Presentation
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper, based on the assigned readings and additional resources, describing the process an officer should follow when communicating with another officer, the department, or the dispatch center before or after an incident. Address the following in your paper:
Identify the technological tools that might be used in the communication process.
How might current technology be used to communicate more effectively within the various areas of the criminal justice system?
What future technologies, not currently in existence, do you foresee being used to further communication, particularly in interview and interrogation situations?
Create a 7- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation to accompany your paper.
Format any references used in your paper and presentation consistent with APA guidelines
What challenges do criminal justice professionals confront when they attempt to communicate with people who speak another language? How do language barriers influence the overall effectiveness of communication among all parties involved? What methods would you suggest for effectively communicating with these groups?