The Judge and the Jury

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Unless you are a lawyer, you might not understand just how unrealistic Law and Order and other legal dramas actually are. Here's a great resource to help scholars of criminology gain a more realistic perspective. The lesson outlines the role of the judge and the jury and discusses different types of judges and juries that are common in the United States. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show the five-minute video on the importance of jury service as an introduction to the topic
  • Supplement classroom instruction using the lesson as an outside reading or review exercise
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of five lessons on the how the courts work
  • Better for high school readers
  • Highlighted key terms link to a glossary of definitions for individuals to reference
  • Contains a five-minute video that provides an introduction to the topic
  • Interactive quiz offers a great way to review the lesson
  • The font size is small, and the page is difficult to navigate at times
Common Core