ERIC Number: ED121679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Systems of Justice Curriculum.
Herbert, Phil James, Comp.
The high school curriculum guide on law consists of an outline of the American legal system. A major objective is to provide students with legal knowledge in order to better understand the reasons for keeping the law. Both the public and individual's responsibilities toward law enforcement are dealt with. The guide is divided into five units. Unit I, on human rights focuses on the evolvement of rights, necessity of law, and law in Utah. Unit II, on crime and criminals, emphasizes the extent and definitions of crime, causes of crime, and society and crime. Unit III, on law enforcement, discusses the image of law enforcement, peace officers, public responsibility, and agencies and duties of law officers. Unit IV, on the court system, stresses court structure and issues and individual rights. Unit V, on the penal system, deals with the goals of prisons and punishment. Each unit contains a summary of teaching procedures, an explanation of those procedures, and a listing of related materials such as analytical questions to be asked by the teacher and fact sheets on specific aspects of the unit. Suggested activities involve students in discussion, debate, role playing, and simulation. Although the guide is designed to be used in Utah's Granite School District and contains information pertaining to that state's laws, much information is included on United States laws, making the guide useful to schools in other states. Tables relating to Utah's juvenile court system and Utah State Prison statistics conclude the guide. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Civil Liberties, Court Role, Curriculum Guides, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Justice, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Police, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Law Enforcement Planning Agency, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers - Location: Utah