ERIC Number: ED250248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Crime Question: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens. [Student Edition.] Major Issues in American Government. Law in Social Studies Series.
Suter, Coral; Croddy, Marshall
Designed for students in grades 7-12, this social studies infusion unit examines individual rights and responsibilities in the context of the American criminal justice system and explores the balance between individual and group rights achieved at various levels of government. An introductory chapter establishes how crime control is constitutionally assigned to each branch of government. The three remaining chapters illustrate each branch in action. Students simulate the federal judiciary making decisions about the rights of the accused, a state assembly attempting legislative solutions to the crime problem, and a local bureaucracy allocating money to fund citizen crime control efforts. Each chapter includes an exercise to link classroom activities to the community. Major types of activities and teaching strategies include handling controversy, directed discussions, small group activities, brainstorming, simulations and role playing, and use of research experts. This illustrated student edition contains vocabulary lists, the text, discussion questions, and instructions for some activities. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Court Role, Crime, Criminal Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Federal Government, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Juvenile Courts, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Local Government, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, State Government
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($15.00 for both student edition and instructor's manual; $4.50 for additional student copies; $135.00 for 30 student copies and instructor manual).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.