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Criminal Justice Resources

Online Info Evaluation Reminders

CURRENCY

  • When was the Website published?
  • Are there any dead links?
  • Is the content outdated?

RELEVANCE

  • Are the links relevant to the topic?
  • Do you need any special software or a paid subscription to view the information?

ACCURACY

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Are the spelling, grammar or other errors?
  • Can you verify any of the info from other sources?

AUTHORITY

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author's credentials given? What are they?
  • Check the domain (.edu, .org, .com).

PURPOSE

  • What is the information's purpose? to inform? teach? sell? entertain?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  • Does the information appear objective and impartial?

      

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