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Stinchcomb, James D. – 1986
This program guide is intended to assist practitioners in developing a course to prepare students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, courts, and corrections in the state of Florida. The introductory sections describe the major concepts and content addressed in the course and the responsibilities of criminal justice sworn personnel,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Correctional Rehabilitation, Courts
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Forst, Martin L. – Crime and Delinquency, 1977
This article examines recent criticism of the current criminal justice system which characterizes it as a "nonsystem" because its three main components--law enforcement, courts, and correction--are often poorly managed and inefficient. (Author)
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminology, Justice, Management Systems
Meadows, Robert J. – 1980
Based upon a literature review and interviews with selected criminal justice educators, this critique of criminal justice or police education attempts to explore some of the criticisms being leveled against community college criminal justice education and certain issues and trends related to the field that are becoming evident. To place this…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Criminology, Curriculum Development
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Bering, Jesse M.; Shackelford, Todd K. – American Psychologist, 2005
This paper presents comments on Kassin's review, (see record 2005-03019-002) of the psychology of false confessions. The authors note that Kassin's review makes a compelling argument for the need for legal reform in police interrogation practices. Because his work strikes at the heart of the American criminal justice system--its fairness--the…
Descriptors: Information Management, Psychology, Heuristics, Law Enforcement
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Knapp, Samuel – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1983
Describes the laws regarding counselor liability for failure to report child abuse and state laws designating mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. Notes how the law protects mandated reporters. Discusses criminal penalties for those who fail to report suspected abuse. (RC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Counselor Role, Counselors, Court Litigation
Pearson, Sarah S.; Jurich, Sonia – American Youth Policy Forum Inc., 2005
Youth court, also called teen court, peer jury, or student court, is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system and school disciplinary proceedings that empower youth and communities to take an active role in addressing the early stages of youth delinquency. The program provides communities with an opportunity to ensure immediate…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Youth Programs
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Scheingold, Stuart A. – Journal of Politics, 1978
Reviews major theories of criminal justice, proposes an alternative analytic framework which focuses on cultural factors, applies this framework to several cases, and discusses implications of a cultural perspective for rule of law values. Journal available from Office of Publication, Department of Political Science, University of Florida,…
Descriptors: Criminal Law, Cultural Influences, Justice, Police
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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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Hutton, Chris – Journal of Law and Education, 1992
Discusses the decision to implement a drug and alcohol testing program, analyzing how such programs fit within the traditional functions of criminal and administrative law, pinpoints some messages conveyed by testing programs, and discusses factual premises that should underlay such programs. Reviews recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and gauges…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Drug Use Testing
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Williams, Charles F. – Update on Law-Related Education, 2000
States that in the past juvenile courts afforded children with fewer rights than criminal courts accorded to adults accused of the same crimes. Reviews three U.S. Supreme Court cases that affirmed the constitutional rights of juvenile offenders and changed juvenile court proceedings. Discusses whether the juvenile death penalty violates…
Descriptors: Capital Punishment, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Court Role
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Larke, Patricia J. – Journal of Law and Education, 1987
Reviews factors considered by courts in judicial decisions concerning teachers involved in criminal offenses relating to alcohol and drug violations, larceny, theft, shoplifting, gambling, and manslaughter. The courts have held that when criminal conduct shows a connection between the offense and the teacher's effectiveness then cause exists for…
Descriptors: Alcoholic Beverages, Antisocial Behavior, Court Litigation, Crime
Becker, Louise Giovane – Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 1983
Reviews computer applications in judicial, legal, and legislative information activities being used to support litigation and court administration, assist in searching for legislation and laws, aid criminal justice information systems, and provide appropriate bibliographic and reference assistance. Management issues in automating systems are…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Court Litigation, Databases
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Letwin, Alita Zurav – Social Studies Review, 1983
Course outlines and timelines for a junior high school elective, "Youth and the Law," and a senior high school elective, "Criminal and Civil Law," are provided. A sample brochure about a supplementary television series for the junior high course is also included. (SR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Criminal Law, Educational Television, Interdisciplinary Approach
Haas, Shaun – 1986
This document was prepared to assist the Wisconsin Legislative Council's Special Committee on Crimes Against Children in its study of current laws relating to crimes against children. It provides the background of the origin of the study and describes the characteristics of the Criminal Code, upon which much of the committee review will center.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Children, Childrens Rights
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Gillespie, Alisdair A. – Education and the Law, 2007
This article forms the second part of an examination of the law relating to the vetting and barring system for teachers and those who have access to children. It was seen in the first article (Gillespie, 2006, Education and the Law, 18(1), 19-30) that controversy had erupted when it was disclosed that some teachers were allowed to remain in the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Personnel Evaluation, Barriers, Sexual Abuse
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