Analyzing cross-cultural contact that police offers and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers can be a very challenging task at hand. It isn’t always the language barrier that causes the problem, but the person interpreting what is being said. If the person trying to receive the information that is being given isn’t willing to listen and has already formed and opinion about a particular race, like the one they are currently dealing with, there is no communication, but an already decided mind.
Communication is the exchange of information between two people. Cross-cultural communication can be looked at as the study of how persons from varied cultural backgrounds communicate amongst themselves and also across the different cultures. This is of great value as it allows us not only to appreciate the diversity in culture, but also provides us with the opportunity to learn from the various cultures. The understanding of someone else's culture smooth's the progress of cross cultural communication and this is so because the basic principles and processes describing the other forms of communication also apply in cross cultural communication.
In scenario one of this week’s assignment, Seng Chang and Kaying Lor’s four children were removed from their care for suspicion of child abuse, because there was significant bruising on all the children. According to the scenario, the bruising was caused by a traditional Asian healing technique commonly calling coining. After an investigation was conducted and the children were seen by a medical expert, the children were returned home (Morton, 2002).
The removal of the children could have been avoided if there was some type of communication between the elementary school and the children’s parents. Fear of not being understood by the school from the parents or fear of not being able to...