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NCJ Number: 78771 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Videotape in Judicial Education
Corporate Author: American Academy of Judicial Education
United States of America
Project Director: D Smith; T Gavey
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: American Academy of Judicial Education
Washington, DC 20006
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: American Academy of Judicial Education
2025 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The speaker in this film advocates the use of videotapes in judicial education and cites examples of the materials already available in this medium as well as instances of their utilization in training situations.
Abstract: Videotapes are deemed particularly adaptable to the special and diversified needs of judicial education because this medium is less expensive and more flexible than conventional film. Videotaped material is readily accessible to individual users, and live recordings of conferences can bring the best lecturers in the field to an individual study situation. Two examples of excellent but stylistically widely different speakers already taped are Professor Younger of Cornell Law School teaching the subject of evidence and Judge Charles Moylan lecturing on the fourth amendment. Nine trial simulations have been taped involving students directly in development of courtroom skills, and these are topically integrated with other material on criminal law and procedure. Another series of simulated trial scenes deals with evidence law and is accompanied by workbooks and keys to State law. Simulations are particularly useful in demonstrating courtroom effectiveness and the subtleties of professional bearing and demeanor. Videotaped training material has been successfully used in the training of magistrates in Virginia.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Court simulation; Instructional aids; Judicial educational programs; Videotapes
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