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21 reviewed resources for adult criminal justice system

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Adult Criminal Justice System

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the procedures and protections involved in processing an accused person through the criminal justice system. They view a Powerpoint presentation, conduct research, and write a paper describing a crime they have...
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Crime and Justice

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars investigate what happens when someone is arrested. They engage in a mock trial role play about a burglary. They engage in the process of the Criminal Justice System from arrest to sentencing.
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American Justice: Juvenile Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch a video that focuses on the alarming rise of violent crimes committed by juveniles. They see how the American justice system dealsl with these youthful offenders. They examine racial imbalance and color-blind justice.
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Legal Ways: Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An amazing set of resources! Found here are several lessons that work in conjunction to help learners better understand the juvenile court system. Learners review the judicial process, discuss how juveniles are tried, and hold a class...
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On Trial - Juvenile or Adult?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast juvenile and adult courts in the United States. In this judicial system lesson, students read and discuss articles and statistics in order to determine why juveniles may be tried as adults and examine the...
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Judges in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define the legal meaning of juvenile and identify various ways to treat young offenders. They identify the current philosophy of the Utah juvenile justice system using a true/false worksheet and discussion format.
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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 lesson, discussion guide, and series of activities to discuss the social...
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Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine policies for punishing criminals: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation, discuss differences between adult and juvenile criminal systems, distinguish different degrees of assault based on elements...
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Damilola Taylor: Young people in court

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the story, "The scene in the courtroom" then discuss a list of questions. They look at the criminal court system, and design their own user-friendly courtroom.
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The Leed's footballers' trial

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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. ...
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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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Juvenile Justice-Disposition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the dispositional hearing as a part of the juvenile justice system. After a brief discussion of the parts of the disposition hearing, students work in groups to review case studies involving juveniles in Utah's justice...
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Children's Accountability for Their Crimes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a round-table discussion about the juvenile justice system and investigate the 'age of accountability' debate. They write a persuasive essay supporting or refuting the punishment received by the children discussed...
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Who Serves Time? Breaking Down Stereotypes About Juvenile Offenders

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss article "Doing Time," explore juvenile justice system and juvenile hall, and discuss stereotypes of young offenders.
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Juvenile Justice: History and Significance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils become familiar with the history of juvenile justice in the United States, current practice and societal beliefs surrounding this system. They explore how the U.S. Constitution directly impacts their lives.
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Seeing the Courtroom and Legal System Through the Eyes of a Child

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students understand that law is a tool that provides for the protection of our individual rights and at the same time makes it possible for groups to live together.
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Teens on Trial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read about the public reaction to the conviction of Alex and Derek King, and explore the issue of child offenders being tried and sentenced as adults. They compose letters to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, outlining their opinion on...
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Judges in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members explore the process of a disposition hearing for juveniles, particularly looking at how the judge decides what sentence the juvenile offender should receive. Task your pupils with evaluating different sample cases provided...
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Read All About It! Supreme Court Case Makes Headlines!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are assigned a landmark Supreme Court case to research. They construct a one-page newsletter on the case which include a summary of the case, two pictures and a short biography on one of the justices on the Court at that time.
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Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars discuss cases in which juveniles were convicted of horrific crimes. They answer questions in which there are no right or wrong answers related to juvenile delinquency.
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The Right to Counsel: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore several dimensions of the meaning of the right to counsel. It begins with a questionnaire permitting students to express their views regarding matters related to this basic right. They explore what the right to counsel...