Types of Court Cases

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How can one court acquit someone of a crime, while another convicts the person of the same one? It's all because of the differences between civil and criminal trials. An informative resource provides scholars in the field of criminology with a short, but detailed overview of these two types of law.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as part of a classroom presentation about  the differences between civil and criminal cases
  • Assign the interactive quiz to check how well the class understands the differences between civil and criminal cases
Classroom Considerations
  • One part of a series of six lessons on how the courts work
  • Reading level is better for high school age than lower levels

  • Highlighted key terms link to a glossary of definitions for easy reference
  • Interactive quiz provides a brief and effective review of the lesson
  • Small font size is not easy to read, and the navigation is a bit confusing

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