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  NCJ Number: NCJ 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 States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 40
  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): Tribal court system ; Federal courts ; Courtroom decorum ; Court personnel ; Courtrooms ; Juvenile witnesses ; Court procedures ; Children in the courtroom
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Youth-Oriented Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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