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155 resources with the concept the criminal justice system

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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."

For Teachers 11th Standards
Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...
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James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
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The Jury System

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Scholars work in cooperative groups to experience what it's like to be a juror. They are give a guilty or not guilty verdict based on a scenario given to them. They then write a paragraph comparing and contrasting working alone and...
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Criminal Justice in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The allure of true crime television shows often leads to intrigue of the criminal justice system. Using a six-unit curriculum, learners explore criminology and the justice system in the United States. Topics include the police, trial...
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Where Is the Justice in Our Justice System?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Justice isn't always blind. A resource uses reading, case studies, discussion questions, and jigsaw-style analysis to prompt learners to consider the consequences of a flawed justice system.
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When Is a Crime Not a Crime?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Castle laws, the decriminalization of drugs, and light sentences for celebrity defendants have likely piqued learners' interest. Examine the ethics behind the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the civil rights issues with racial profiling, and...
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Your Day in Court: Criminal Justice

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a person goes on trial for a crime, what options does a court have to render justice? Who are the key players in the legal system? Interested legal scholars answer the inquiries and more using an Internet-based activity, chart, and...
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Judicial Independence: What’s Wrong with This Court?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important for judges to operate independently of politics or other branches of government? Scholars ponder the question as they examine video clips, case studies, excerpts of the US Constitution, and an interactive computer...
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State Courts vs. Federal Courts: Understanding the Types of Cases

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most young scholars are aware of the criminal courts system, but the United States Constitution allows for a much broader role. What other roles do courts play in settling other questions? A case study and WebQuest-style activities...
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The Hate U Give

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas became a quick hit in the young adult literature genre before its adaptation in the 2018 film of the same name. Use a thorough instructional activity, discussion guide, and series of activities to discuss...
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Crime and Punishment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You wouldn't give someone a 10-day timeout for eating a piece of candy. The US government, too, does not believe in unreasonable punishment. A variety of exercises exploring the clauses of the US Constitution prompts class members to...
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An Introduction to Gottfredson and Hirschi's A General Theory of Crime

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Parents who fail to discipline their children may be raising criminals. A video summary of A General Theory of Crime by Gottfredson and Hirschi, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, presents the notion that discipline...
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The History of America’s Weed Laws

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To understand the laws regarding marijuana use in the United States, you can go all the way back to the 1800's to learn about farming hemp, or you can go back to 2018 when California became the sixth state to legalize recreational...
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Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
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American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and Procedures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a civil and criminal judicial proceeding? Learners follow the history of law back to the Code of Hammurabi, and differentiate between various types of laws in American society.
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Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine...
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Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...
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Practice Test: Law and the Courts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
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Judicial Branch in a Flash

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between the federal court and state court systems? What about criminal versus civil cases? Check out this resource that will offer your class members a general and effective overview of the judicial branch in the...
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Sources of Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From where do United States citizens derive their laws? This resource offers an overview of the various sources of law, such as the Constitution, statutes passed by Congress, and judicial precedents established through court cases. It...
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Inside Straight: the Third Branch

For Students 10th - 12th
Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion...
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Team Handball - Team Sports 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Team handball is not the same as handball played on a racquetball court. This game is more similar in concept to soccer, the main difference is that the hands are used and not the feet. The court is about the size of a basketball court...
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Criminal Law

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify important aspects of criminal law and the criminal law process. Junior high readers demonstrate verbal and written skill that focus on enduring issues, divergent viewpoints, and excerpts from famous speeches and documents in...
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Basketball - Hoops - Team Sports 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Hoopsters! Looking for something to use to teach your hoopsters a bit about the game of basketball? Use this very comprehensive PowerPoint to teach everything from the history of the sport, to skill techniques, to game plays. Included...