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ERIC Number: ED444901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
People v. Brunetti: Issues of Homicide, Conspiracy, Gun Control, and the Right to Bear Arms. Official Materials for the California Mock Trial Program.
Chen, Ann
Each year the Constitutional Rights Foundation creates a mock trial that addresses serious matters facing young people. This year the lesson confronts the recent shootings at U.S. schools and the subsequent criminal trials. The nature of such violence and its causes including unresolved peer conflict, questions of responsibility, peer pressure, easy access to firearms, and drug and alcohol abuse are incorporated in a frank and serious manner. The lessons and resources included in the packet offer supplementary methods to address many of the topics contained in "People v. Brunetti." The packet is divided into the following sections: "Program Objectives" (both for students and schools); "Code of Ethics"; "Introduction to the 1998-99 California Mock Trial Program"; "Classroom Materials"; "Introduction to 1998-99 California Mock Competition"; "Fact Situation" (Charges, Evidence, Stipulations); "Pretrial Motion and Constitutional Issue" (Arguments, Sources, Legal Authorities, The Mock Pretrial Motion Hearing); "Witness Statements" (Official Diagrams); "The Form and Substance of a Trial"; "Team Role Descriptions"; "Procedures for Presenting a Mock Trial Case"; "Diagram: A Typical Courtroom"; "Mock Trial Simplified Rules of Evidence" (Allowable Evidentiary Objections, Summary of Allowable Objections for the 1998-99 Mock Trial); and "Official Judge, Scorer and Teacher Information Packet" (Teacher's Packet Lesson Plans, Rules of Competition, Order of Events, Judge and Attorney Instructions, Judge's Narrative for Trial Instruction, Scoring Materials, Forms). (BT)
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 S Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; tel: 213-487-5590; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; California State Bar.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment; United States Constitution