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How can I be better and learn faster or ask questions to supervisers in the Criminal Justice field without getting in some sort of trouble?

How can I ask respectfully so that they do not get me in trouble.

Thank you comment icon Hey Frankie, can you give some more details on the type of "trouble" you think you might get into by asking questions? Are you afraid of coming off as incompetent/not fit for the job? Gurpreet Lally, Admin

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Hi Frankie. Sometimes asking questions is inevitable. I suggest before asking questions, to do your research. Check textbooks, department standard operating procedures, and other resources before going to your boss for questions. Your supervisor is a great resource but don't allow that to be a crutch for you to lean on. Some ways to ask questions would be:

- Sir/Ma'am, I am having a hard time understanding _______, can you show me what I'm missing?
- Sir/Ma'am, I know I need to do ______, do you have any suggestions on how I could do this more efficiently?
- Sir/Ma'am, I am stuck on _____ in my case, can you help me move forward?

As long as you're honest and respectful unless your boss is a terrible boss, they won't judge you. Just learn from what you asked!
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