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ERIC Number: EJ904819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Law, Pirates, and Piracy
Middleton, Tiffany Willey
Social Education, v74 n6 p292-296 Nov-Dec 2010
Maritime piracy has increasingly been in the news, and in the courtroom, in recent years. This article presents an interview with international legal and overseas piracy expert Douglas Guilfoyle. In this interview, Guilfoyle discusses why piracy is a growing problem and some of the challenges it creates for the international community. He also outlines key points for social studies teachers for discussing issues of piracy, terrorism, and the law with students. To supplement the interview, this article offers a case study of the 1985 hijacking of the "Achille Lauro," along with an online discussion guide, as a way to engage students in these issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A