We found 205 reviewed resources for criminal justice
Your Day in Court: Criminal JusticeLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Black Skin, White Justice: Race Matters in the Criminal Justice SystemLesson Planet
9th - 12th
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...
Living to Avoid The Criminal Justice SystemLesson Planet
K - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of negative stereotypes in the African-American society. In groups, they develop ways to decrease the chance of them living in poverty and being in trouble with the law. They develop ways to solve problems...
Opening Eyes, Changing Minds. Talking About Personal Transformation And the Development of World ViewsLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Pupils read one teen's story of personal growth through learning about racism and the criminal justice system to explore how individuals' world views are shaped and changed through experiences and education.
Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts SystemLesson Planet
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and ProceduresLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
State Courts vs. Federal Courts: Understanding the Types of CasesLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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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