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NCJ Number: 74820 Find in a Library
Title: Safeguard - Teachers Anti-crime Packet
Author(s): A Hunter; G Mertz
Corporate Author: Boulder Cty District Attorney
Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Boulder Cty District Attorney
Boulder, CO 80302
Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A guidebook containing resources which can be used to teach elementary and secondary students about the criminal justice system in Boulder, Colo., is presented.
Abstract: These resources can be used or adapted to teach about the justice systems of other cities. Narrative background information on the Boulder County government is included, as is a glossary of criminal justice terms for teacher reference. Flow charts provide students with information on what could happen to them if, for example, they are caught shoplifting, running away, or in possession of drugs. Various role-playing ideas are included. For example, students are asked to try to convince their friends not to steal from stores. Another section of the guide contains activities dealing with crime prevention awareness that can be integrated into science, math, art, social studies, and writing courses. Students visit a crime lab, convert crime statistics into graphs, and write a story for the school newspaper. By participating in a 2-hour jury game, students learn to appreciate the importance of a fair and impartial jury. Other resources provided include crossword puzzles, a juvenile court skit, a questionnaire to survey attitudes toward police, and ideas for bulletin boards. A glossary, graphs, sketches, and exhibits are provided in the guide. (Author abstract modified).
Index Term(s): Colorado; Crime prevention measures; Criminal procedures; Educational Resources Information Center; Elementary school education; High school education; Instructional aids; Local government
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