Metacommunication In Law Enforcement: An Analysis

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I often use metacommunication even if I am unaware of it. Without metacommunication, my message could easily be misunderstood. Misunderstands resulting from a lack of metacommunication could easily lead to conflict.
In law enforcement, metacommunication is often used to express that a statement regarding an investigation is only speculation or that there is evidence to confirm a statement. "While there isn 't enough physical evidence, witnesses say...," is an example of metacommunication in law enforcement. In a romantic relationship, a person could say that they like or dislike when their partner expresses something such as criticism. Since I am not currently, nor have I recently been in a romantic relationship, my example of metacommunication
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