Influence of legal literacy and communication in the enforcement of environmental laws

Muhammad Khairil, Cheryl Stephen Jeganathan, Muhammad Rizal Razman, Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail

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Legal literacy and communication have become a crucial matter in today's environment. Lack of legal awareness has led to the failure of in the execution of many laws. Ensuring the enforcement of environmental laws has made it crucial of enforcement officers to be legally literate. However, legal literacy itself has a various approaches. There are two approaches to legal literacy, the continuum approach and legal literacy as a metaphor. In this paper, a study was done to assess the influence of the both approaches based on document analysis on Department of Environment (DOE) documents used in the enforcement of environmental laws. The study was carried out by identifying the analyzing the themes and subthemes of the legal literacy approaches that influence the enforcement of open burning cases. Qualitative study was conducted using the environmental laws and enforcement documents by data analysis using Nvivo 11 software. The findings show that the continuum approach influence the enforcement through the elements of Literacy and Expertise while legal literacy as a metaphor approach influence enforcement through Thought and Judgement elements. The results of this analysis is observed to be dynamic, whereby the themes of both approaches cannot stand alone but is interdependent with other themes in the process of enforcement. In conclusion, based on the document analysis, both legal literacy approaches influences the process of enforcement of environmental laws in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7199-7207
Number of pages9
JournalInformation (Japan)
Volume20
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Enforcement
  • Environmental law
  • Legal literacy

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  • Information Systems

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Influence of legal literacy and communication in the enforcement of environmental laws. / Khairil, Muhammad; Jeganathan, Cheryl Stephen; Razman, Muhammad Rizal; Syed Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin.

In: Information (Japan), Vol. 20, No. 10, 01.01.2017, p. 7199-7207.

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Khairil, M, Jeganathan, CS, Razman, MR, Syed Zakaria, SZ & Mohamad Ismail, S 2017, 'Influence of legal literacy and communication in the enforcement of environmental laws', Information (Japan), vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 7199-7207.
Khairil, Muhammad ; Jeganathan, Cheryl Stephen ; Razman, Muhammad Rizal ; Syed Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin. / Influence of legal literacy and communication in the enforcement of environmental laws. In: Information (Japan). 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 10. pp. 7199-7207.
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