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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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Byer, Robert – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Briefly reviews the historical development of civil procedure (the rules that dictate how a civil case can proceed through the courts) and identifies some of its main components. Discusses procedures such as subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, venue, discovery, motions practice, pleadings, pretrial conference, and trials. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Compliance (Legal)
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Whitaker, Monica; Feely, Mary – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents eight case studies of lawyers who work for legal aid societies or provide free legal services to poor people. Includes quotes by the attorneys describing specific cases and why they became involved in providing free legal counsel. (CFR)
Descriptors: Courts, Due Process, Economically Disadvantaged, 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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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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Starr, Isidore – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Argues that the concept of justice offers many opportunities for creative teaching. Observes that historical and contemporary examples can help students understand the relationship among justice, power, and law. Suggests role playing and the study of legal symbols as means of helping students learn to comprehend legal concepts. (SG)
Descriptors: Drama, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Justice
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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, Comp.; Kopecky, Christopher, Comp. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents the opinions of nine professionals serving the justice system on the issue of providing representation in criminal and civil cases for those unable to pay for lawyers. Includes questions about the obligations of lawyers to provide counsel and the differences between legal representation in civil and criminal cases. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Courts, Criminal Law, Due Process
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Roe, Richard L. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Focuses on the importance of developing public appreciation for and association with the law. Argues that positive incentives to abide by the law are consistent with democratic values and supported by learning theories and child development research. Concludes that democracy works best when its citizens act according to their own will. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Compliance (Legal), Crime, Democratic Values
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
This document consists of 3 volumes (9 issues) of a serial devoted to law-related education (LRE) that offers background information on a wide range of legal issues as well as teaching strategies for LRE. Issues of the magazine focus on the law as it affects schools and young people. Seven of the nine issues are devoted entirely to a special…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties