Discussion: Consequences of Communicating Inaccurate Information

Discussion: Consequences of Communicating Inaccurate Information
Discussion: Consequences of Communicating Inaccurate Information
 
An innocent person being put to death, a guilty person being set free, and even the death or injury of law-abiding citizens are a few possible results of communication of inaccurate information in the criminal justice system. The consequences vary depending on the context of the situation and the person who delivered the incorrect information. Integrity of the criminal justice system and the promotion of public safety rely on the communication of accurate information.
For this Discussion, select a verbal interaction (personal, professional experience, or from a Criminal Justice case) where the message was communicated inaccurately, resulting in negative consequences. Then consider how inaccurate information during a verbal interaction can affect the meaning of a message.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a description of the verbal interaction you selected. Then explain how communication of the verbal message resulted in negative consequences. Finally, explain how you might change the message to prevent the negative consequences.
READINGS

Bodie, G. D. (2010). A racing heart, rattling knees, and ruminative thoughts: Defining, explaining, and treating public speaking anxiety. Communication Education, 59(1), 70–105.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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