ERIC Number: ED380665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Howard, Elizabeth; And Others
This instructional guide offers classroom lesson plans that can be used by teachers or police officers with a videotape to present a "Junior Police Academy" (JPA) program for middle school students. The guide also contains lesson plans and student activities to be used independently of the videotape. Following a description of the goals of the program, the guide contains six units that cover the following topics: (1) an introduction to the Junior Police Academy; (2) job descriptions and police technology; (3) high speed chases; (4) conflict resolution; (5) parole officers; and (6) police handling of mentally ill persons. An optional lesson plan presents a scenario of a car theft. Each lesson plan includes an instructor's summary of the lesson, a step-by-step sequence for conducting the lesson, and learning activities. The instructional guide also contains ideas for using the program with examples from other schools, a sample press release, and further information about the JPA program. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Parole Officers, Police, Police Action, Police Community Relationship, Police School Relationship, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
National Association of Veteran Police Officers, 2520 Longview Street, Suite 405, Austin, TX 78705 (guide and videotape: ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Veteran Police Officers, Austin, TX.