Have you ever sat in a meeting at work, a lecture at school, or watched a political speech on TV where the speaker was going on and on? You tried your best to stay awake, and wished that the speaker would just get to the point. This scenario illustrates the necessity of utilizing effective summary techniques. In order to be a successful communicator you need to be credible, and in order to be credible, your audience has to stay with you long enough to get to the point. Thus, the ability to summarize is so important.
There are numerous resources available from which to gather information within the field of criminal justice. Books, experiments, case studies, case files, police and investigative reports, published studies, academic and professional books are typically-used summarization resources at your disposal in the criminal justice field. Consulting these summarization resources may enable you to gain knowledge about a particular topic in short order.
Reflect on which sources you think might be most important. Select two types of summarization resources (e.g., case studies, police reports, case files, articles) that might be applicable to your position in criminal justice.
For this Discussion, consider your current role in criminal justice or a criminal justice role in which you might be interested. In addition, examine two types of summarization resources that might be applicable to you in that role and explain how each might be used.
With these thoughts in mind:
Provide a description of your current role in criminal justice or a criminal justice role in which you might be interested. Describe two types of summarization resources that might be applicable to you in that role and explain how each might be used.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.