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NCJ Number: NCJ 183473     Find in a Library
Title: B.J. Learns About Federal and Tribal Court: Instructors Guide
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Author(s): Brenda G. Meister ; Linda A. Akers
Corporate Author: US Attorney's Office District of Arizona
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This instructor's guide accompanies a video designed to prepare Native American child victims and witnesses to testify in criminal courts.
Abstract: The video answers questions often asked about the courtroom, courtroom procedures, and the people who participate in court proceedings. It is anticipated that by learning what to expect in a trial setting, children will become more confident, leading to the alleviation of many of their fears about testifying. This booklet offers suggestions to the instructor regarding what to do before showing the video to promote active learning, such as asking the child questions that will be answered in the video, telling the child what he/she will see in the video, giving the child a task to do that relates to the video, and allowing the child to ask questions about the video. After a summary description of the video's contents, the instructor is given suggestions for follow-up questions and activities. Suggestions for follow-up include visiting an empty courtroom with the child, debriefing the child after he/she testifies, and referring the child to treatment or community intervention when appropriate. 5 suggested readings
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): American Indians ; Witness assistance ; Juvenile witnesses ; Victim-witness programs ; Witness Reactions to the Criminal Justice System
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US Attorney's Office District of Arizona
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Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Refer to NCJ 139730 for the videotape
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