Somebody has asked me to translate this phrase into Latin, which I think comes from a humorous list of the stages of project management.
The search for the guilty and the persecution of the innocent
My initial attempt is something like:
in scelestis inquisitio, et insontium insectatio
but I'm not sure whether that's adequate.
E.g. does inquisitio take in + dat? (I've had a look in Lewis and Short and there is one example where it does appear to, but there others where it doesn't and I found it difficult to decide what the 'normal' usage would be).
There's a noun insectator, but I can't find an equivalent for 'persecution', so I've formed one. What would be an acceptable substitute?
Of course, I could have got the whole thing wrong, so any improvements including word ordergratefully accepted!
Finally, are there any existing Latin tags that come close to the original English?