ERIC Number: ED179471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Crime and the Law: A 12th Grade Social Studies Course.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Education, Madison.; Waukesha Public Schools, WI.
The document outlines a semester-long 12th grade study of criminal law which is accomplished through an examination of Wisconsin and constitutional law. Six sections comprise the teaching outline. Section I, The Legislative Process, considers the legislature, various statutes and terminologies, revision of legislation, and penalties. Section II, the major part of the course, investigates police actions, court control of police conduct, structure of the courts, search and seizure, and confessions. Section III covers the role of the prosecutor and defense counsel and plea bargaining. Section IV focuses on the courts and Section V on aspects of sentencing such as bail, types of sentences, prison, parole, and capital punishment. Section VI is comprised of course evaluation and review. Activities for each section include simulations, role playing, lecture/discussions, small and large group activities, audiovisual materials, and the use of community resources. The appendices form the major part of the document. Included are a flow chart of the criminal justice system, a pretest, suggested activities for watching television crime shows, a summary of the game, Police Patrol, newspaper accounts of mistaken drug raids, and a copy of a search warrant. Also, texts of two Wisconsin trials and scripts for two mock trials are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Correctional Institutions, Court Litigation, Court Role, Crime, Criminal Law, Grade 12, Justice, Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legislation, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Education, Madison.; Waukesha Public Schools, WI.