Criminal Law - Offenses against Society

  • Criminal LAW: College Prep  

    Length of course: One Quarter

    Appropriate Grade Level(s): 11, 12

    Text: "Street Law: A Course in Practical Law" 8th Edition - Arbetman, O'Brien, McMahon, Glencoe, McGraw-Hill, 2010

    Acquisition & Application of Information - These two introductory courses present various aspects of the law and the role it plays within our lives. Along with the study of legal terminology, students will examine various civil and criminal cases both past and present. Pupils will engage in weekly discussions of pertinent current events along with civic issues, citizen rights and responsibilities. Students will have access to software programs covering typical legal problems and solutions. If time and conditions allow, the course may include debates, mock trials, guest speakers and possibly a field trip to a courthouse and/or police station.

     

    This course focuses on criminal law and offers an introduction to legal ethics and history, criminal law, as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Assorted aspects of law enforcement will be covered along with a brief forensic unit.

    During this introductory course students will be presented with various aspects of the law and the role it plays within our lives. Along with the study of legal terminology, students will examine various criminal cases both past and present. Pupils will engage in weekly discussions of pertinent current events along with citizen rights and responsibilities. Students will have access to software programs covering typical legal problems and solutions.

    Students will be required to research and present information about one significant crime, criminal, and/or court case. If time allows, pupils may participate in a mock trial. If time and conditions allow, the course may include guest speakers and potential field trip(s) to a courthouse and/or police station.


     Textbook Assignments: SEE RELATED FILES BELOW (Under continual Re-construction)

    (See also: Alternative Assignments!)
     

    Click on Link to Access Online Text & Activities: STREET LAW
    CRIMINAL Law

    Crimes
    - Offenses against Society - perpetrated against people and/or property

    Felony - A crime punishable by over 1 year of imprisonment/incarceration.
    Misdemeanor - A crime punishable by under 1 year of incarceration or as little as a fine.


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