ERIC Number: ED432480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Youth and Police.
Croddy, Marshall; Hayes, Bill, Ed.; Doggett, Keri, Ed.
This curriculum unit provides middle-school teachers a series of innovative and easy-to-use lessons for the classroom. Five core lessons give students a background in the role of police in society and issues of community crime and safety, prepare students to take part in the Police Patrol simulation with actual officers, and challenge students to help improve police-community relations with projects of their won. Five extension lessons prepare teachers to provide instruction on key legal and public policy issues that often arise concerning the police, including the use of force, police field procedures, and officer discipline. These lessons can be used in any sequence or to address police-community issues as they arise. Each lesson contains complete student readings and worksheets, formatted as handouts for easy reproduction, and complete step-by-step teacher instructions for conducting the lesson in the classroom. (MM)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Government Role, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Middle Schools, Police, Police Action, Police Community Relationship, Social Responsibility, Social Studies
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; Tel: 213-487-5590.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.