ERIC Number: ED155083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Justice in Maryland. Decision-Making in Contemporary America, Univ V.
Vetter, Donald P.; And Others
This unit on juvenile justice is the last of five units in a ninth grade social studies course. (The course is described in SO 010 891). There are four objectives: (1) given data on juvenile crime, the student will analyze it and hypothesize reasons why the crimes are committed; (2) presented with a variety of law enforcement situations, the student will examine attitudes toward police and analyze constitutional restraints placed on police procedures; (3) given information pertaining to the court system, the student will compare and contrast the juvenile system with the adult system; and (4) given facts relating to correctional institutions, the student will investigate the types of youth corrections and consider their impact on the youthful offender. The unit is divided into four parts: the first part looks at the types and causes of juvenile crime, while the second part deals with the nature of the responsibilities of police and how Supreme Court decisions have affected them. The third part considers the juvenile court system and looks at the differences between it and adult court systems, and the last part examines correctional facilities. The four parts contain lessons which are inquiry-oriented and are based on student activities. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, a classroom procedure, suggested materials, and teaching variations. Resource pages for activities are included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Correctional Institutions, Courts, Crime, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Grade 9, Information Utilization, Inquiry, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Police, Police Community Relationship, Police School Relationship, Problem Solving, Process Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Units of Study, Values
Donald P. Vetter, Supervisor of Social Studies, Board of Education of Carroll County, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($7.50, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 891-897; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document