ERIC Number: ED168914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Justice in Maryland.
Vetter, Donald P.; Frederick, Charles
This four part guide provides secondary students with information about Maryland laws, courts, and legal system. The first section examines the nature and causes of increasing involvement of youth in crime, and identifies those crimes most commonly committed by juveniles. A special section on shoplifting is included. Section II examines the nature of the police force, procedures followed by the police and the constitutional limits of police power. Students are directed to analyze television crime drama, answer a self-rated quiz, "Would You Make a Good Police Officer?" and conduct fingerprint tests. In section III students are asked to compare juvenile court with adult court and consider the effectiveness of the juvenile system. In one activity students role play police officers and decide appropriate action for hypothetical juvenile cases. In section IV the types, purposes and impact of correctional facilities upon youth and the family are analyzed. All sections stress the gathering and interpretation of information and statistical data. Suggestions for field trips, resource speakers, simulations, films and books are included. Student resource sheets and pre- and posttests are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Correctional Institutions, Court Litigation, Crime, Critical Thinking, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Due Process, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Learning Activities, Police, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Youth Problems
Donald P. Vetter, Supervisor of Social Studies, Board of Education of Carroll County, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($7.50, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see ED 155 079-085 ; Some parts marginally legible due to print quality