ERIC Number: ED205449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Laws for Young Mountaineers.
Kanawha County Board of Education, Charleston, WV.; West Virginia State Dept. of Welfare, Charleston.; West Virginia State Bar Association, Charleston.; West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
This booklet introduces secondary grade students to the criminal laws of West Virginia. It can easily be adapted and used by educators in other states. The authors believe that young people must recognize and understand these laws and the mechanisms which society uses to implement and enforce them if they are to function as an integral, important, useful part of society. Each section includes a narrative followed by a discussion question. Sections include: how a bill becomes a law; our criminal court system; crimes against the government (e.g. treason); crimes against the person (e.g. homicide, assault, robbery, kidnapping); crimes against property (e.g. arson, shoplifting) crimes against the currency (forgery); crimes against public justice (perjury, bribery); crimes against the peace (riots, conspiracy, firearms); crimes against chastity, morality and decency; crimes against public policy; crimes relating to drugs; crimes relating to elections; laws relating to motor vehicle operator's licenses; and laws relating to child welfare. The booklet concludes with a glossary of terms, and listings of further readings, filmstrips, and films. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Board of Education, Charleston, WV.; West Virginia State Dept. of Welfare, Charleston.; West Virginia State Bar Association, Charleston.; West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: West Virginia