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Corrado, Anthony – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Examines the effects of new information and communication technologies on the structure and practices of U.S. politics. Maintains that the success or failure of digital-era democracy will depend ultimately on citizen participation. Includes a brief look at current innovative U.S. voter registration programs. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Computer Mediated Communication
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Brandsberg, Jennifer – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Provides a quick look at some World Wide Web sites that contain current election year information. Recommends Project Vote Smart, a site with links to online news organizations, the home pages of all presidential candidates, and other political sites. Briefly notes several interactive CD-ROM resources. (MJP)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Schneider, Pauline A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Investigates the many factors pertaining to low voter turnout. Lack of education, poverty, and apathy contribute strongly to diminished voter participation. Language difficulties, a highly mobile society, and the discouraging effects of polls also contribute. Notes the positive correlation between voter registration and participation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Apathy, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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Nessel, Paula A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
Describes a variety of educational resources designed to help teachers develop units of study around the November 1996 elections. Includes videos, study guides, activity books, pamphlets, and organization reports for grades K-12. Annotations include grade level designation and ordering information. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Current Events
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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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Hirshon, Robert E.; Bolduan, Linda M. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Provides a concise and informative overview of the civil justice system. Examines various components and issues including the federal and state court systems, differences between civil and criminal law, background in common law, types of civil law, civil procedure, and the effect and implementation of civil law in everyday life. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, 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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Pittman, Keith A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Briefly reviews the historical developments of tort law and identifies some of its main component. Tort law concerns wrongful acts (not involving a breach of contract) that may result in a civil action. Major areas include personal injury and wrongful death, intentional torts, negligence, professional malpractice, misrepresentation, and libel.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Court Doctrine
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Nessel, Paula A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Profiles "Civil Law Mini-Trials," an instructional activity developed by P.A.T.C.H. (Participatory Awareness Through Community Help). The Mini-Trials allow students to participate in mock civil cases including preparation, presentation of arguments, debriefing afterwards, and a discussion of the real case verdict. Discusses other P.A.T.C.H.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Court Litigation
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Regulus, Thomas A.; Leonaitis, Kimberley – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Maintains that conflict and violence among students, and between students and educators, are problems in many schools. Discusses how the increasing cultural diversity at school can create conflict and violence. Encourages greater use of informal means of social control through relationship-building intervention. (CFR)
Descriptors: Crime, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict
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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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Van Acker, Richard – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Maintains that schools must help children become adults in the most violent nation in the industrialized world. Discusses four types of youth violence: (1) situational; (2) relationship; (3) predatory; and (4) psychopathological. Concludes that schoolwide prevention programs are essential. (CFR)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Delinquency
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