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Students examine the effects of race in the criminal justice system. As a class, they brainstorm a list of instances when the offender has been an African American and he is not treated fairly in court based on his race. They analyze their own reasons for the preceptions they have about the justice system and participate in a debate on whether the system can be changed to make it fair for all.
Learners analyze racism and justice. In this legal system discrimination lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on disparities in the legal system. Learners respond to discussion questions following the lecture and evaluate proposals put forth to prevent discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Students explore what happens when someone is tried for a crime. They expand their knowledge of the name "Criminal Justice System" and develop discussion skills. Students read the story Leeds footballer guilty of fighting in public. They discuss the following questions: Do celebrities have a responsibility to act as role-models?, Will juries be kinder towards celebrity defendants?, and Should celebrities be allowed to pay for more expensive lawyers to fight their case?