ERIC Number: ED252484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Our Jury System. Unit 2. Our Right to an Impartial Jury of Our Peers, Our Role to Serve as an Impartial Factfinder When Called for Jury Service, Our Responsibility as Global Citizens to Understand the Judicial Systems of Other Countries. Teaching Guide.
Van Camp, Julie
Designed for use in the high school curriculum, two lessons introduce students to contemporary issues surrounding the American jury system and to political, legal, and economic systems of other countries. Although intended for use with a filmstrip, cassette, computer software, and a computer instructional manual, activities in the teaching guide can be used independently. For each lesson, background information, statement of purpose, objectives, vocabulary words, and student activities and handouts are provided. Lesson one focuses on contemporary issues confronting the jury system, such as size of jury and length of service. Lesson two, "Comparative Judicial Systems: A Global Perspective," examines the role of the public in the judicial process in Western and European communist countries. Students explore the Chinese court system, its mediation process, the rights of women, selected family law issues, the juvenile justice system, sentencing practices, and individual rights. The document concludes with a list of related resources, guidelines for resource persons, and charts depicting the court systems of North Carolina and the People's Republic of China. (LH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Courts, Delinquency, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Justice, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Sentencing
The Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education (CRADLE), School of Law, Wake Forest Univ., P.O. Box 7206, Reynolds Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Raleigh.; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.; North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: China