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NCJ Number: 167252 Find in a Library
Title: Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court
Author(s): E Alexander
Corporate Author: Medical University of South Carolina
Dept Psych. and Behavioral Sci
Crime Victims Research and Treatment Ctr
United
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an activity book for children going to Federal or Tribal Court.
Abstract: The document contains: (1) definitions of terms: court, witness, judge, attorney, jury, defendant, and victim advocate; (2) discussions of why people go to court, what various people do in court and where they sit; (3) words that one might hear in a court; (4) getting ready for court; and (5) "What If" questions. After explaining what a witness is, the document explains why children may have to be witnesses and what happens after they testify. In addition, youngsters preparing for court will find word games, a crossword puzzle, hidden messages and a word scramble, all built around court activities and personnel and an Activity Book Answer Sheet. Two pages are set aside for youthful readers to write about themselves and to draw a picture of themselves.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Children in the courtroom; Court personnel; Court procedures; Courtroom decorum; Courtrooms; Federal courts; Juvenile witnesses; Tribal court system
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