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Pursuing Information Literacy by Emmett Lombard

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Justice

Most modern societies have a judicial system that establishes law and decides right and wrong, along with agencies to enforce it. Information literacy is crucial to both. Four roles are considered in this chapter: peace officer, judge, lawyer and convict. The act of seeking here often leads to providing, just as it has in the other sectors discussed. For example, evidence sought during the preparation phase of a court case will often be provided as information during the trial.

Peace officer as seeker

From patrol to investigation, law enforcement is research. The steps that a peace officer follows to uphold law, especially investigative work, closely match those of a scholar writing a research paper.

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