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ERIC Number: ED188976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Safeguard: Teachers Anti-Crime Packet.
Hunter, Alex; Mertz, Gale
This guide contains resources which can be used to teach elementary and secondary students about the criminal justice system in Boulder, Colorado. The resources can be used or adapted to teach about the justice system of other cities. The guide contains many different kinds of resources. Narrative background information on Boulder County government is provided. A glossary of criminal justice terms is included for teacher reference. Flow charts provide students with information on what could happen to them if they commit a crime or are caught shoplifting, stealing, running away, or in possession of drugs. Various role-play ideas are included: for example, students are asked to try to convince their friend not to steal from stores. One section of the guide contains activities dealing with crime prevention awareness that can be integrated into science, math, art and media, social studies, and writing courses. Students visit a crime lab, convert crime statistics into graphs, create a rebus to tell a short story about a crime problem, lead a classroom discussion on crime, and write a story for the school newspaper. By participating in a two hour jury game, students learn to appreciate the importance of a fair and impartial jury. Other resources include crossword puzzles, a juvenile court skit, a questionnaire to survey attitudes toward police, and ideas for bulletin boards. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado (Boulder)
Note: Guide prepared in the Office of the District Attorney, Boulder, Colorado, for the Safeguard Program