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Title: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY - CRIME AND JUSTICE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Edison Junior High School
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Edison Junior High School
Janesville, WI 53545
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: TWO UNITS FOR NINTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDY COURSES ARE PRESENTED WHICH COVER JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND CRIME AND JUSTICE. THE EXPERIMENTAL UNITS WERE DESIGNED AND TAUGHT AT EDISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN JANESVILLE, WIS.
Abstract: THEY AIM AT HIGH INTEREST VALUE, SITUATION SIMULATIONS, EXTENSIVE USE OF CLASSROOM DISCUSSION, VALUE CLARIFICATION TECHNIQUES, USE OF LOCAL RESOURCE PEOPLE, KEY CONCEPT TESTS, AND INDIVIDUALLY SELECTED PROJECTS TO DEMONSTRATE CREATIVITY AND GRASP OF THE TOPIC. THE INDIVIDUAL TOPICS TREATED IN THE 3-WEEK JUVENILE DELINQUENCY UNIT AND THE 7-WEEK CRIMINAL JUSTICE UNIT ARE MINORITIES (THEIR LEGAL AND SOCIAL HANDICAPS), POVERTY AND WELFARE (AWARENESS OF SOCIAL SUFFERING AND UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES), AND CRIME AND JUSTICE (THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ITS PROBLEMS). FURTHER SUBJECTS ARE YOUTH CULTURE (ADOLESCENT PROBLEMS), JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (A SEPARATE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM), LAW AND THE CONSUMER (CONSUMERISM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION), PROBLEMS OF THE CITIES (TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, POLLUTION), AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ABUSE). EACH UNIT CONTAINS NUMEROUS ANCILLIARY MATERIALS: A DAY-BY-DAY TEACHING OUTLINE; A BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING TEXTBOOKS, REFERENCE MATERIALS, GAMES, AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL; PRE-TESTS AND KEY CONCEPT TESTS; STUDENT DISCUSSION SHEETS OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL; PERTINENT CASE STUDIES; STUDENT LOGBOOKS; AND SUGGESTED STUDENT PROJECT ACTIVITIES. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice education; Curriculum; Experimental education; High school education
Note: TWO 9TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES UNITS
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