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Simms, Stuart O. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Describes the current state of juvenile criminal justice programs and the historical and legal precedents that created it. The current system rests on concepts of confidentiality, due process, and alternatives to jail. Many states are considering modifying aspects of these because of the increase in juvenile crime. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Crime, Crime Prevention
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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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Naylor, David T. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1990
Examines the integral relationship between law-related education and social studies, particularly in the context of values education, ethical reasoning, and participatory activities. Illustrates the complementarity of social studies and law-related education components. Reviews literature on U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution that coordinate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Leming, James S. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Argues that law-related education should move beyond teaching the mechanics and issues of government and include those concepts of civic virtue incorporated within democracy. Notes that students need philosophical and moral content as well as experiential learning. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional Law
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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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Robinson, Laurie – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Briefly summarizes the purpose and authority of a number of crime-fighting programs administered through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). These programs provide federal assistance in preventing and controlling crime and delinquency, and assisting crime victims. Includes a list of federal and state expenditures on crime. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law
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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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Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Reiterates the importance of voting and education to the democratic process. Praises President Clinton's efforts to increase voter participation and access including his support of the motor voter law. Briefly summarizes Clinton's vision for the future of the country. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Stresses the Robert Dole/Jack Kemp campaign's recognition of the importance of the youth vote. Notes the efforts of the Republican National Party to involve youth in politics. Details a 10-point program, the "Education Consumers Warranty," that summarizes conservatives' approach to educational reform. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Gans, Curtis – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Criticizes the presidential primary process as possibly leading to the destruction of the two-party system. Claims that the current process limits the competition to the rich and famous, enhances the worst aspects of campaigning, and evaluates candidates purely on their political skills. Briefly discusses some reform proposals. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democratic Values
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Mulford, Ross Clayton – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Maintains that current campaign finance laws and regulations unfairly advantage incumbents and discourage challengers. This has resulted in the predominance of interest groups, media campaigns, and an emphasis on fund raising over political leadership. Argues for campaign finance laws written to serve the public interest. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democratic Values
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Robinson, Donald – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Emphasizes the importance of understanding the development of democracy around the world by comparative study of constitutions. Uses the development of the Japanese constitution after World War II as a case study. Describes the work of the team appointed by General Douglas MacArthur and the significance of the clause guaranteeing equal rights for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Democracy
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