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NCJ Number: 66314 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE - AN UPPER-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
Author(s): W O'GARA
Corporate Author: Eau Claire Memorial High School
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: Eau Claire Memorial High School
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Publication Number: 0081
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE OUTLINE AND MATERIALS FOR AN ADVANCED HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS TAUGHT IN WISCONSIN ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE APPROACH TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS ISSUE-ORIENTED. EXTENSIVE USE IS MADE OF OUTSIDE RESOURCE PEOPLE. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW RELEVANT NEWSPAPER STORIES AND TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS. UNITS COVER LAW (4 WEEKS), CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT (5 1/2 WEEKS), COURTS (2 1/2 WEEKS), CORRECTIONS (4 1/2 WEEKS), AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (1 1/2 WEEKS). RECOMMENDED OUTSIDE PROJECTS ARE NEWSPAPER REPORTS, RESEARCH PAPERS AND BOOK REPORTS ON LEGAL TOPICS, AND FIELD EXPERIENCE (E.G., A COURT VISIT). DETAILED LESSON PLANS AND OUTLINES OF DISCUSSION TOPICS AND POINTS TO BE EMPHASIZED ARE PROVIDED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE A LIST OF RESOURCES (BOOKS, GAMES, AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS) AND APPENDIXES WITH A PRETEST OF LEGAL TERMS, A LIST OF TERMS TO DEFINE AT HOME, HANDOUTS ON LAW RELEVANT TO YOUNGSTERS' INTERESTS AND ON THE JUVENILE CODE, EXERCISES IN INTERPRETING CRIMINAL STATUTES, COPIES OF EXAMINATIONS, A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE WISCONSIN COURT SYSTEM, TEXTS OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ARTICLES ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. --IN ENGLISH.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice education; Educational courses; High school education; Instructional aids; Lesson plans; Wisconsin
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