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Title: CRIME AND THE LAW - A 12TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE
Author(s): N VOJTIK; J ZOLA; B A FRAME
Corporate Author: Waukesha High School
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Waukesha High School
Waukesha, WI 53186
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE OUTLINE FOR 12TH GRADE STUDENTS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP CONCEPTS AND ATTITUDES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THROUGH EXAMINATION OF WISCONSIN AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.
Abstract: IT INTEGRATES SUCH SOCIAL STUDIES DISCIPLINES AS HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, AND ECONOMICS. THE CONCEPTS COVERED INCLUDE THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (JURISDICTION AND LEGISLATION), POLICE ASPECTS (LAW ENFORCEMENT AND DETECTION), COURT CONTROLS OF POLICE CONDUCT, THE STRUCTURE OF COURTS (DUAL JURISDICTION AND APPEAL), SEARCH AND SEIZURE (BURDEN OF PROOF AND SEARCH WARRANTS), CONFESSIONS, THE ROLES OF THE PROSECUTOR AND DEFENSE ATTORNEY, TRIAL PROCEDURE, AND SENTENCING. SUGGESTED QUESTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND FURTHER REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. VARIOUS TEACHING APPROACHES ARE SUGGESTED, SUCH AS SIMULATIONS AND ROLE PLAYING, LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS, SMALL AND LARGE GROUP ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS A WIDE RANGE OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR THE USE OF SUCH COMPONENTS AS COMMUNITY RESOURCES (LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL) AND THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF A LOCAL ATTORNEY TO FULFILL A TEACHING AND ADVISORY ROLE. APPENDIXES PROVIDE EXTENSIVE MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM THAT RANGE FROM PRETESTS AND MOCK TRIALS TO AN EXAMPLE OF A SEARCH WARRANT AND THE FULL TEXT OF STATE V. MCDOUGAL. A CHART LISTS MAJOR COURSE CONCEPTS WITH EXAMPLES OF ISSUES AND PROCESSES THAT REVOLVE AROUND THEM.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Court system; Crime detection; Laws and Statutes; Lesson plans; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Wisconsin
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