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Andrias, Richard T. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Discusses the recent legislative, judicial, and executive efforts to advance the interests of the crime victim in the criminal process. These include victim impact statements, remuneration from felons, and victims' service agencies. National efforts include a proposed amendment to the Constitution supporting victims' rights. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
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Banaszak, Ronald A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Provides accompanying learning activities for each of the articles in the same issue. The brief articles address a number of legal issues concerning young people including dress codes, teen smoking, curfews, restricted areas (such as the mall), and child labor. Includes a law term crossword puzzle. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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Michaud, Mike; And Others – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Presents seven brief articles on legal issues concerning young people. Addresses such topics as curfews, teen smoking, dress codes, and child labor. Some articles are student-written while others profile student activity. Student authors include Mike Michaud, Danny Rosen, Carrie Kendrick, and William Hansen. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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Federle, Katherine Hunt – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Contends that the juvenile court system should be abolished because its paternalistic underpinnings fundamentally are inconsistent with children's rights. Asserts that current theories of human rights are tied to competency, which has been used historically to exclude women and minority groups from the category of rights holders. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Courts
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
This document consists of three issues of a serial devoted to law-related education (LRE) that offers background information on a wide range of legal issues and teaching strategies for LRE. The title themes for the three issues include: (1) "Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, Petition"; (2) "Law in the New Information Age"; and…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties
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Daly, Joseph L. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
The Fourth Amendment search and seizure law is one of the most technical and difficult areas in all of law to understand. Some Fourth Amendment Supreme Court cases are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
Instructional materials for use in elementary and secondary legal education courses are described. Included are materials on the rights of teenagers, tips on legal research, videotaped mock trials, and handbooks on new areas such as law about sports and the family. (RM)
Descriptors: Athletics, Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life
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Patrick, John J. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1991
Reaffirms the importance of civic education and active learning about the Bill of Rights and attendant civic responsibilities. Identifies four categories of knowledge deficiencies about the Bill of Rights. Explores four key ways to improve teaching and learning about the Bill of Rights. Stresses connections between civic knowledge and the vitality…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties
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Martin, Ralph C., II; Keeley, Elizabeth – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Reviews the protections afforded by the Constitution for defendants in criminal trials. These include the right to a jury trial (in cases of possible incarceration), an impartial jury, and the requirement of a unanimous verdict. Defends the use of plea bargaining as essential to an efficient criminal justice system. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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Dwyer-Schick, Susan Adair – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Asks what questions would help understand the relationship between culture and legal systems. Argues that one approach is to examine problems or disputes common to various legal traditions. Proposes using the issue of human rights in the Basic Law of Germany as a case study. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships
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Roedel, Ralf – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Describes the development and structure of the German constitution, known as The Basic Law. Discusses recent changes, particularly in areas of family law and women's rights. Contends that the German parliament is considering expanding provisions related to human rights. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Cultural Differences
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Steiner, R. James; Holahan, Carol J. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Asserts that, although legal aid is only one program that provides legal services to poor people, there was a time in U.S. history when people who could not afford a lawyer had no way of solving disputes through the judicial system. Traces the history of legal aid from 1876 through the Great Depression and the Civil Rights movement until the…
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal)
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Norris, Judy – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Maintains that providing justice to people accused of a crime has evolved slowly over the centuries. Discusses the history of indigent defense in the United States. Includes vocabulary terms, a timeline, a list of "Heroes of Indigent Defense," reviews of significant court cases, and a discussion of legal services in five cities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal)
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Norris, Judy – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Provides teaching suggestions, a review quiz, and includes the five points of the Miranda Warning. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
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Kopecky, Frank – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Describes the early history of the juvenile court system and ties it to the reforms of the U.S. Progressive Era. Examines the arguments of those who call for the abolition of juvenile courts. Concludes that much of the criticism is misplaced and that efforts should be made to make juvenile courts work rather than abolish them. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Courts
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