ERIC Number: ED213638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Practical Law in Utah, Second Edition. Utah Supplement to Street Law.
Astin, Katherine, Ed.; And Others
This guide on law education is designed for high school students. Objectives are to give a fundamental understanding of Utah law in those areas that may be encountered personally, show how laws are made, and explain what to do if you become involved with the law. This volume is arranged in seven chapters. Topics include: (1) an introduction to Utah street law--what it is and and who makes the law, types of law, the court system, and the role of the lawyer; (2) criminal law--classification of crimes, defenses, and criminal justice process; (3) juvenile law--how a juvenile enters the juvenile justice system, certification as an adult, and what to do with the juvenile; (4) consumer law--public agencies and small claims court, Deceptive Sales Practices Act, repair and estimate fraud, contracts, credit, default and collection practices; (5) family law--getting married and divorced and rights and duties of parents and children; (6) housing law--landlord-tenant relations, mobile homes, home ownership; and (7) individual rights and liberties. Each chapter has an appendix which lists main organizations, agencies, and groups to use as resources in the state of Utah when dealing with questions arising from that chapter's topic; a list of "where you live" questions and answers, and a glossary. (NE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Consumers; Juvenile Justice System; Utah
Note: Some pages marginally legible.