ERIC Number: ED110391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Fair Trial v. Free Press. A Resource Manual for Teachers and Students.
Clark, Todd; And Others
This material is produced to provide a program to instruct secondary level students in the political, governmental, and legal processes and to encourage active student participation in these processes. A unique feature of the program is the role of the community as a base for practical learning. Part of a year-long curriculum program, this unit examines civil rights in relation to fair trail and free press. The unit examines the court system, criminal procedures, and the basic foundations of law. Students examine case studies and analyze the decision rendered. Students are expected to formulate their own law, evaluate its precision, jurisdiction, limits of enforcement, and possible alternatives. Learning activities include mock trials, simulation, role playing, field study, problem solving, issue analysis, and research. Chapter one presents the teaching strategies for law-focused education. Chapter two provides several noteworthy opinions designed to stimulate students to weigh the pros and cons of the issue of fair trail v. free press. The third chapter includes three actual murder cases which received some of the most intense publicity in the twentieth century. The fourth chapter provides extensive field study and active student participation relevant to court decisions. A legal glossary and bibliography conclude the document. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community Cooperation, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, Guides, Law Enforcement, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, News Media, Political Science, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences
Institute for Political and Legal Education, Box 426, Glassboro-Woodbury Road, Pitman, New Jersey 08071 ($2.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
Note: Related documents are SO 008 535, 536, and 537