ERIC Number: ED236075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Don't Panic Book: What to Expect in an Encounter with the Police and the Juvenile Justice System in New Mexico.
Burman, Barbara; Rakestraw, Leslie
The rights of youth in New Mexico if they are arrested and accused of an illegal act are described. Emphasis is on situations they may encounter, what choices they have, and what they can do to help themselves. Although written specifically for youth in New Mexico, the book can easily be used or adapted for use with youth in other states. Situations include: possession of marijuana, shoplifting, joyriding, possession of alcohol, drag racing, using fake identification, glue and solvent sniffing, taking someone else's property, curfew violation, driving without a license, a family fight, vandalism, a fight, a border search, a bad joke, a bad cop, burglary, and a summary of the juvenile system. A list of agencies in New Mexico that might be willing to answer questions and give information is included. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, Civil Rights, Crime, Delinquency, Due Process, Family Problems, Instructional Materials, Justice, Laws, Legal Education, Marihuana, Search and Seizure, Secondary Education, Student Rights, Vandalism
New Mexico Law-Related Education Project, State Bar of New Mexico, P.O. Box 25883, Albuquerque, NM 87125 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Law Related Education Project, Albuquerque.
Identifiers: Glue Sniffing; Juvenile Justice; Juvenile Justice System; New Mexico; Shoplifting
Note: This edition was published in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County through funding support from the Public Service Company of New Mexico.