ERIC Number: ED342696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Police-Teacher Partnership Guide.
Several years ago the police department of Waterford, Connecticut and the local school administration viewed with great alarm the increasing tendency of school age youth to mistrust and misunderstand the criminal justice system. A program entitled "Freedom and the Law" was developed in response to this concern. The project was designed to meet a number of goals including instructing the students of the Waterford (Connecticut) public school system in police related topics such as safety and law enforcement and to help students better understand the role of the police in modern society. The program is now a formal component of the Waterford public school system's curriculum and is administered cooperatively by the Police Department and the Board of Education. This guide outlines the structure and resource materials for the high school program, which can be adapted for the adult education program. The program contains eight units: (1) Historical Background of Police; (2) The Local Police Department; (3) The Role of the Police in Modern Society; (4) Police Issues; (5) The Constitution and the Bill of Rights; (6) Criminal Law; (7) Juvenile Law; and (8) The Administration of Justice. The appendix contains an attitude survey. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Consortium for Law-Related Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut