Communicating the Same Message to Different Audiences

Select three audiences from the list provided. Then explain how you would convey the message “Don’t do drugs” to each of the audiences. Be specific and provide examples. Finally, explain how your delivery of the message would vary between and among the audiences to be most effective. Provide a rationale for your different approaches.

  • Children
  • Juveniles (under the age of 18)
  • People with Mental Illness
  • Ethnic/Racial minorities
  • Persons living in poverty
  • Criminals
  • Immigrants
  • Non-English-speaking citizens
  • People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Deaf Community
  • Elderly
  • Pregnant Women

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Readings

  • Johnson, W. A., Rettig, R. P., Scott, G. M., & Garrison, S. M. (2015). The criminal justice student writer’s manual (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    • pp. 29–30
  • Lamb, H. R., Weinberger, L. E., & Gross, B. H. (2004). Mentally ill persons in the criminal justice system: Some perspectives. Psychiatric Quarterly, 75(2), 107–126.

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