My Field Of Study Is Public Service, And For Discussion I Will Examine The Criminal Justice Field

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Unit 1 Discussion 1 PSL8106 Capella University Dr. Kilroy Knowledge Acquisition Introduction My field of study is Public service, and for discussion I will examine the Criminal Justice field on how we can obtain knowledge, personal experiences, intuition, authority, and tradition in this field. Knowledge Knowledge is defined as “an understanding and one that gains knowledge through experience, reasoning, intuition and learning” (Cong, & Pandya, 2003, p. 2). Individuals can inflate their knowledge when they share their knowledge with others, and when knowledge is combined with other people’s knowledge they will begin to build new knowledge. It is also considered as a mixture of values, experience, background information, grounded intuition and authority insight that offers a framework and environment for integrating and gauging new information and experiences. It “is applied in the minds of knowers and in organizations, where it is often embedded not only in documents or repositories but also in organizational routines, processes, practices and norms” (Cong, & Pandya, 2003, p. 2). Personal Experiences To obtain personal experience in regards to procurement of knowledge, we must be able to comprehend, develop appreciation and have consciousness within our particular field of discipline. Berragan (1998, p. 210), states that there are four patterns of knowing: empirical, ethical, aesthetic and personal knowledge which is conditioned and sometimes is put together based upon

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