ERIC Number: ED455187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
How Do High School Students Understand and Perceive Our Legal Culture? The Results. Law Day: Student Survey 2001.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.; Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
This paper reports on a survey conducted in 2001 by the American Bar Association, Division for Public Education of high school students who were participating in a week-long civic education program in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Close Up Foundation. The focus was twofold: first, the survey mapped the knowledge and opinions of high school students about topical legal issues of national significance, such as voting, equality and discrimination, capital punishment, and juvenile justice; second, the survey explored how students perceive the presentation and portrayal of young people on television, in particular with respect to both fictional and news story lines about law, justice, and crime. A total of 730 students from 27 states fully completed an 8-page, paper-and-pencil survey. The paper discusses survey results under the following topics: "Knowledge of Legal Topics"; "Attitudes on Legal and Policy Issues"; "What do Young People Watch on Television"; "Young People on Television: What do the Students See?"; "The Moral Culpability of Youth on Television"; and "Boys, Girls, and the Media." (Contains 6 notes and 4 tables.) (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, High School Students, High Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Student Surveys, Television Viewing
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.; Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.