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ERIC Number: ED355161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana v. Jamie L. Curtis: "The Case of the Questionable Book Bag Search." A Constitution-based Scripted Trial.
Leming, Robert S.
This document presents "Indiana v. Jamie L. Curtis," a fictional court case stemming from the search by school officials of a student's bookbag. The case is based upon the actual U.S. Supreme Court case of New Jersey v. T.L.O., which involved similar facts. The document includes background materials on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as leading Supreme Court decisions on search and seizure law. Most of the document consists of a script for the fictional trial, including a list of characters, opening and closing statements by the prosecution and defense, and the examination of witnesses. At the conclusion of the presentation of the case, a previously selected jury of students is asked to reach a verdict based upon a set of included instructions. (LBG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.; Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IN.; Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Program for Law-Related Education, Bloomington.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: New Jersey v TLO; United States Constitution