Week 11 Discussion
Presentations in Criminal Justice Settings
You are about to step up to the podium. There was much groundwork leading up to this moment, including reading, researching, discussing, interviewing, creating visual aids and/or speaker notes, and of course, rehearsing. Thorough preparation and effective delivery of presentations is essential for most roles in criminal justice. Some situations call for strict adherence to professional regulations, whereas others are more flexible, offering significant latitude. Audiences vary from the public and media to subordinates and superiors. Speaking to a group of teenagers versus police chiefs requires the utilization of different approaches.
For this Discussion, select two settings in which a criminal justice professional might conduct a presentation (e.g., public schools, corporate settings, professional criminal justice conferences). Then, consider how presentations within those settings might differ based on the setting and audience. In addition, explain how using effective presentation skills can benefit you in your role in the field of criminal justice, or a role in which you may be interested.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the two settings you selected. Then, explain how presentations within those settings might differ based on the setting and audience. Explain how using effective presentation skills can benefit you in your role in the field of criminal justice, or a role in which you may be interested.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Week 11 Learning Resources
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Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
- Menzel, K. E., & Carrell, L. J. (1994). The relationship between preparation and performance in public speaking. Communication Education, 43(1), 17â€“26.
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