ERIC Number: ED395868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Streets, the Courts, and the Community.
Croddy, Marshall, Ed.
Developed specifically for use in juvenile corrections facilities, this law-related curriculum acquaints students with important aspects of the criminal and civil justice systems. The criminal justice lessons in the curriculum are designed to help students better understand how the system actually works; the effect of crime on its victims; the roles played by the police, attorneys, judges, and probation officers; and the differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems. These lessons use interactive strategies to show how the legal system combines values, rights, and responsibilities. The civil law section includes lessons about small claims court, landlord-tenant laws, employer-employee relations, and attorney-client relations. The goal of these lessons is to provide practical information about the law, to help make the legal system more understandable, and to help the students see through active participation how the legal system works in a variety of ways. The curriculum also includes a lesson about resolving personal conflict. It gives students an opportunity to learn skills for managing conflict in their own lives in a constructive way. Each of the 10 lessons begins with step-by-step instructor's procedures followed by reproducible student handouts. The lessons contain readings and interactive learning strategies for use in the classroom. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Rights, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Courts, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Juvenile Justice, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Learning Activities, Prisoners, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.