Your Day in Court

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Whether out of choice or necessity, people want to know what will happen on a typical day in court. A helpful lesson walks scholars in the field of criminology through the trial process from opening statements to the final verdict. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as part of a classroom court simulation during which scholars role play a trial
  • Supplement classroom discussion by assigning the page as an outside reading
Classroom Considerations
  • One part of a series of six lessons on how the courts work
  • Due to reading level, it is better suited for high school students
  • Interactive quiz is an easy and effective way to quickly assess learning
  • Highlights key terms that link to a glossary of definitions
  • Numerical ordering of the page provides clarity to the trial process
  • The font size is small and sometimes difficult to read

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