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					Street Law Homework Page Fourth Quarter 09
Chapter # 8 to Chapter 16
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Chapter # 9 Crimes Against the Person
4/3/09- Lesson Topic: Crimes against the person introduction. Applied State Social Studies Standards: TSWBAT:
5.1.12.C. Evaluate the importance of the principles and ideals of civic life. 5.1.12.J. Analyze how the law promotes the
common good and protects individual rights. Objectives: 1. Describe the different types of homicide. 2. Define all the
terms listed in the procedure. Materials: You also need your text, Pen/Pencil, paper. You should also have read pp.103-
105 before the start of class today and completed Problem's # 9.1, 9.2. Assessment: I will collect these at the beginning
of class today. Procedure: We discussed First-Degree Murder, Felony Murder, Second-Degree Murder, Voluntary
Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Negligent Manslaughter, Negligence, and Non-Criminal Homicide. We
discussed Problem # 9.3, 9.4 and in the process we discussed Suicide statistics and causes in various groups in the USA.
We discussed Assault and Battery and the elements needed to commit that crime. We also gave some guidance as to how
to contact people who are qualified to help those who may be contemplating suicide. Homework: Assigned pp.105-105
to read for tomorrow and complete Problem's # 9.3, and 9.4 before the start of class tomorrow.
Chapter # 10 Crimes Against Property
4/06/09-Topic: Chapter 9 and Introduction to Chapter 10. : Homicide, Malice, First-degree murder, Felony murder,
Second-degree murder, Voluntary manslaughter, Involuntary manslaughter, Negligent homicide, Suicide, Rape, Forgery,
Embezzlement, Robbery, Burglary Applied State Social Studies Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 F Analyze and assess
the rights of the people as listed in the Pennsylvania Constitution and the Constitution of the United States. 5.1.12 J
Analyze how the law promotes the common good and protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C Interpret the causes of conflict
in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts. Objectives: The students will: (1). Read pages 108-119 as a
class. (2). Complete problems from the class reading. (3). Differentiate between crimes against a person and property.
Materials: Pen/pencil, text, paper. Procedure: We discussed Problem # 9.5 today and in the process we discussed the
following items: Statistics on Rape, Statutory Rape, Age of Consent, What constitutes consent, Acquaintance Rape, and
/or Date Rape. In-Class Assignment Read pp.108-119 and complete Problem's # 9.5, 10.1, 10.2 in class. (1). Partner
Activity (a). In assigned groups of two, the students will complete problems 9.5, 10.1 and 10.2. (b). Each student must
hand in his or her own work. Assessment: (1). Observe students working in partners. (2). Collect the problems and give a
grade of 0 points. This will be collected at the end of the Period today. Homework: Assigned Problem # 10.4, 10.5 to be
completed before class tomorrow.
4/07/09- Lesson Title: Chapter 10, Review and Activity. Arson, Vandalism, Larceny, Extortion, Forgery, Unauthorized
use of a vehicle, Carjacking, Hackers, We discussed the Mary K. Letourneau case today in class. We will identify two
broad categories of crimes against property. Explain the impact the economy has on the drop in property crime in recent
years. Identify two crimes associated with arson and define arson, vandalism, robbery, and embezzlement. Applied State
Social Studies Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 C Evaluate the importance of the principles and ideals of civic life. 5.2.12
C Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts. 5.2.12 G Evaluate what
makes a competent and responsible citizen? Objectives: The students will: (1). Review the information in chapter 10.
(2). Interpret the differences as well as the variety of property crimes. (3). Work cooperatively in groups. Materials:
Pen/Pencil, text, paper, Completed Problems 10.4 and 10.5 before class starts today. Assessment: Collected Problem's #
10.4, 10.5 at the beginning of class today. Procedure: Present Chapter Ten and Situations dealing with Property Crime.
(1). Group Activity (a). Put students in groups of two. (b). Give each group a key term from chapter 10. (c). Using this
key term the groups will have to create their own situation/skit to convey the key term to the class. This will allow
students to be creative as well as to better understand all the differences in property crime. We will discuss the following
crimes: larceny, extortion, burglary, forgery, uttering receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and
car jacking. In the process we will review Problem's # 10.1, 10.2, and 10.4. We will define computer crime. Describe the
motives and activities of hackers. Describe how viruses infect computers and cause billions of dollars in damage and lost
data and productivity. Explain the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure
Act of 1996. Explain why the US Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act. Describe copyright
violations associated with computers. In the process we will discuss Problem # 10.5. Assessment: 1. Observe the
students working in groups. 2. Use this information on the test at the end of the unit. Homework: None

Chapter # 11 Defenses


4/08/09- Lesson Title: Chapter 11, In Class Assignment. Alibi, Infancy, Intoxication, Insanity Defense, Duress,
Necessity. Applied State Social Studies Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 J Analyze how the law promotes the common
good and protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve
those conflicts. 5.1.12 B Analyze the sources, purposes and functions of law. Objectives: The students will: (1). Read
chapter 11. (2). Complete problems 11.1, 11.2, and 11.3. (3). Identify types of defenses. Materials: Pen/Pencil, Text,
Paper. Procedure: 1. Set: (a). Read the short case on page 123 to the students. (b). Ask the students if they think this is a
good defense? 2. Individual Reading and Problems a. The students will read pages 120-125. (b). Then they will complete
problems 11.1, 11.2, 11.3; 3. Class Discussion (a). Discuss the problems in class. Assessment: 1. Observe students
reading and completing problems in chapter 11. Use this information on the unit exam. Homework: Announced a Unit
Test on Chapter’s 8-11 on 4/17/09.


4/14/09- Topic: Chapter 11, Defenses, Alibi, Infancy, Intoxication, Insanity Defense, Duress, Necessity. Standards:
TSWBAT: 5.1.12 J: Analyze how the law promotes the common good and protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C: Interpret
the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts. 5.1.12 B : Analyze the sources,
purposes and functions of law. Objectives: The students will: (1). Read chapter 11. (2). Complete problems 11.1, 11.2,
and 11.3. (3). Identify types of defenses. Materials: Pen/Pencil, Textbook, Paper. Procedure: In Class Assignment.
Read the short case on page 123 to the students. Ask the students if they think this is a good defense? Individual Reading
and Problems. The students will read pages 120-125. They will complete problems 11.1, 11.2, 11.3. Discuss the problems
in class. Answer any questions or concerns. We will discuss what a prosecutor must prove to get a conviction in a
criminal case. Identify what a defendant is NOT required to do in a criminal case. Explain the term Alibi. Explain
excusable or justified defenses. What is reasonable force? In police action? In self-defense? In defense of property?
Explain Bernard Goetz. In the process we will discuss Problem # 11.1. We will explain the defense of infancy. We will
explain the defense of intoxication. Valid and Invalid. Insanity as a defense, guilty but mentally ill, mental state of mind,
when insanity does not apply. Define the terms entrapment. Explain why duress and necessity are not good defenses. In
the process we will explain Problem's # 11.2 and 11.3. Assessment: Observe students reading and completing problems
in chapter 11. Use this information on the unit exam. Homework: None
4/15/09 & 4/16/09 Topic: Chapter 11 Review and OJ Simpson Trial Video. Alibi, Defendant, Infancy, Intoxication,
Insanity Defense, Entrapment, Duress, Necessity. Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 B: Analyze the sources, purposes and
functions of law. 5.1.12 J: Analyze how the law promotes the common good and protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C:
Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts. Objectives: Review the
information in chapter 11. Complete a Trial video handout. Watch a defense trial video. Materials: Pen/Pencil,
Textbook, Paper, Television, OJ Simpson Trial Video. Procedure: Read this situation to the class and discuss the
defense. A lawyer was charged with possessing valuable artwork stolen from libraries, colleges, and museums. His
defense was that he suffered from kleptomania and was, therefore, innocent by reason of insanity. Should this be a good
defense for him? OJ Simpson Trial Video (2 Days) The students will view this video in class as part of the understanding
for chapter 11. Chapter 11 deals with different types of defense situations and this video of a defense trial allows students
to really comprehend how a trial is operated. The video will also be a connection to the mock trial that we will begin after
chapter 11. During the video students will complete a trial video handout. What kinds of things in the defense video
corresponded with things we discussed and learned about in chapter 11? Assessment: Observe students watching video.
Collect the handouts from the video that students were to complete. Homework: Study for Chapter 8-11 Exam, This is
tomorrow 4/17/09
Friday-4/17/09- Topic: Unit Test Chapter's 8-11. Standards: Demonstrate comprehension (Standard 1.1.8.G.).


Objectives: The student will be able to assess their preparedness through a Unit test today on Chapter's 8-11.
Materials: Number Two Pencil. Procedure: You will need a Number Two Pencil to take the Scantron Exam today. You
will be taking a multiple choice test today in class. Assessment: Unit Test Chapter's 8-11. This includes pp. 96-125.
Homework: Assigned pp. 126-130 for reading before class tomorrow and complete Problem's # 12.1, 12.2. This is all
due at the beginning of Class Tuesday.
Monday-4/20/09- Topic: “Life After High School” Jennifer Horton Guest Speaker from Lincoln Tech.


Chapter # 12 The Criminal Justice Process: The Investigation Phase
Tuesday-4/21/09- Topic: The Criminal Justice Process- The Investigation Phase. Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 B:
Analyze the sources, purposes and functions of law. 5.1.12 J: Analyze how the law promotes the common good and
protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C: Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those
conflicts. Objectives: Describe when the criminal justice process begins and ends. Identify when and why freedom can
come during the criminal justice process. Identify when an arrest takes place. Describe the relationship between an
arrest and the Fourth Amendment. Describe two ways a person can be taken into custody. Describe what an arrest
warrant must contain and how it is obtained. Describe factors used to determine probable cause. Explain why probable
cause may be difficult to determine. Materials: Homework Completed Problem’s # 12.1 12.2, Text, Paper Pencil/Pen.
Procedure: I collected last nights’ homework in box in the front of the room at the beginning of class. Have the
students read the background sheet on “The sequence of events in the Criminal Justice Process” Handout and
Transparency. Lecture/Discussion of Problem’s 3 12.1 and 12.2 today in class. Assessment: Formal assessment of
grading of homework 0 points and Unit test on Chapter 12. Homework: Assigned pp.131-133 for reading before the
beginning of class Wednesday and Complete Problem's # 12.3, 12.4. These will be collected at the beginning of class on
Wednesday.


Wednesday-4/22/09- Topic: The Criminal Justice Process- The Investigation Phase. Standards: TSWBAT: 5.1.12 B:
Analyze the sources, purposes and functions of law. 5.1.12 J: Analyze how the law promotes the common good and
protects individual rights. 5.2.12 C: Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those
conflicts. Objectives: Explain why the use of drug courier profiles is controversial. Describe how information used to
establish probable cause is evaluated. Describe the powers of police and rights of the individual in stopping and
questioning those suspected of criminal activity. Define the terms arrest, arrest warrant, probable cause, drug courier
profile, corroborate, and stop and frisk. Procedure: Collected Problem’s # 12.3, 12.4 today in the box in front of the
class. Lecture/Discussion of problem’s 12.3 and 12.4. How to act when confronted by a police officer? Discuss what
is “excessive force”? Assessment: Formal Assessment through 0 points for the completed homework. This will also be
evaluated on the Chapter 12 Exam. Homework: Assigned pp. 134-140 for reading before class Wednesday and
Complete Problem’s # 12.5, 12.6


Thursday-4/23/09- Topic: Search and Seizure, Greenwood v. California, Richards v. Wisconsin, Wilson v. Arkansas,
Miranda v. Arizona. Standards: TWBAT: 5.2.12C Interpret The Causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques
to resolve those conflicts. 5.3.12G Evaluate how the government protects or curtails individual rights and analyze the
impact of supporting or opposing those rights. Objectives: (1) To increase proficiency in basic skills such as listening,
speaking, reading, and reasoning. (2) Further understanding of the link between our Constitution and the substance of the law as
applied by our courts and legal system throughout history. (3) Promote cooperation and healthy competition among students of
various abilities and interests. (4) Demonstrate their achievements in class both orally and in written form. (5) Weigh the
comparative importance of an individual's right to privacy and the government's need to gather information. Materials: Text
book, paper, Pen/Pencil, homework: Collect Problem's # 12.5, 12.6 before the beginning of class today. Procedure:
. Discuss what must be on a search warrant-the 5 W's Who?, what?, when?, where?, and why? Review the Fingers Magee Problem # 12.6 in
class. Assessment: l Assessment through 0 points for completion of the assignment. Formal assessment through Unit Test on Chapter 12.
Homework: Study for the Unit Test Chapter 12.
Friday-4/24/09-Topic: Problem# 7 Fourth Amendment issues and Problem # 8 "You be the Judge" Police searches and
automobiles. Standards: 5.2.12 A: Evaluate an individual's civic rights, responsibilities in various governments. Objectives: Evaluate
situations to determine if police have violated the Fourth Amendment. Materials: Text book, paper, Pen/Pencil,
homework: Collect Problem's 12.7 & 12.8. Assessment: Student in class discussion and Chapter 12 Exam. Procedure:
Students will discuss in groups Problem # 12.8 to develop an understanding of the Fourth Amendment. Homework:
Assigned pp.140-145 for reading before the start of class tomorrow. Study for the Exam on Chapter 12 Wednesday
4/29/09. You will need a Number 2 Pencil for the Scan-tron part of the Exam.


Monday-4/27/09- Topic: The Criminal Justice Process: The Investigative Phase.          Standards: 5.2.12 A: Evaluate an individual's civic rights,
responsibilities in various governments. Objectives: (1) Describe when the criminal justice process begins and ends. (2) Identify when and why
freedom can come during the criminal justice process. Materials: Textbook, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Chapter 8-16 Guided review sheet from the Street
Law Second/Fourth Quarter Handouts Web Page. Procedure: Class discussion of the following topics: The case of drug testing for student
athletes- Veronia v. Acton , Willis v. Anderson School Community Corporation, Todd v. Rush County Schools. Review chapter # 12 Unit Test on
Chapter 12 Wednesday 4/29/09. Bring a # 2 pencil to class Wednesday. Assessment: will be on the Chapter 12 Exam. Homework: Study
for Chapter 12 Exam.
Tuesday-4/28/09- Topic: The Criminal Justice Process: The Investigative Phase.        Standards: 5.2.12 A: Evaluate an individual's civic rights,
responsibilities in various governments. Objectives: (1) Describe when the criminal justice process begins and ends. (2) Identify when and why
freedom can come during the criminal justice process. Materials: Textbook, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Chapter 8-16 Guided review sheet from the Street
Law Second/Fourth Quarter Handouts Web Page. Procedure: Class discussion of the following topics: Interrogations and confessions-Miranda v.
Arizona, Oregon v. Mathiason, Standbury v. California, New York v. Quarles, Duckworth v. Egan. Review chapter # 12 Unit Test on Chapter 12
Wednesday 4/29/09. Bring a # 2 pencil to class Wednesday. Assessment: will be on the Chapter 12 Exam. Homework: Study for Chapter
12 Exam.
Wednesday-4/29/09- Topic: The Criminal Justice Process: The Investigative Phase. Standards: Demonstrate comprehension
(Standard 1.1.8.G.). Objectives: The students will demonstrate their preparedness today through a Multiple Choice exam on
Chapter 12. Materials: Number 2 Pencil. Procedure: Students will take a Multiple Choice Test today on Chapter #12
pp. 126-145. They need to bring a # 2 pencil with them to class today. Assessment: Students will take an exam today. Each Question is
worth 6 points.

Chapter # 13 Criminal Justice Process: Proceedings Before Trial
Thursday-4/30/09-Topic: Criminal Justice Process: Proceedings before trial. Standards: 5.2.12 F: Evaluate how the
individuals rights might conflict with or support the common good. Objectives: TSWBAT the proceeding before trial
and give examples of each. Materials: Problem's 13.1, 13.2, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Textbook. Procedure: Have the
students read pp. 146-151 today in class then discussed the fact that a defendant is guaranteed the right to an attorney at a
post indictment line-up but not a pre-indictment line-up. You are not guaranteed a right to an attorney when a hand
writing sample is taken. Discussed the 1984 Comprehensive Forfeiture Act, US v. Monsanto, 1984 Bail Reform Act,
Preventive Detention, Bail problems, Grand Jury, Murray v. U.S. Assessment: Assessment through completion of
homework for 0 points. Homework: Complete problem’s 13.1 and 13.2.
Friday-5/1/09-Topic: Criminal Justice Process: Proceedings before trial. Standards: 5.2.12 F: Evaluate how the
individuals rights might conflict with or support the common good. Objectives: TSWBAT the proceeding before trial
and give examples of each. Materials: Problem's 13.1, 13.2, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Textbook. Assessment: Collected
Problem # 13.1 and 13.2 at the beginning of class today. Procedure: Have the students read pp. 152-153 then Discussed
Mapp v. Ohio, Nolo contendere, Pretrial Motion, Motion to Suppress, TLO v. New Jersey, Exclusionary rule, United
States v. Leon, Massachusetts v. Sheppard, Plea Bargaining and police interrogation techniques. Schmerber v. California,
Rochin v. California. Homework: Complete Problem 13.3.
Monday-5/4/09- Topic: Criminal Justice Process: Proceedings before trial.        Standards: TSWBAT: 5.2.12 F: Evaluate how the individual’s
rights might conflict with or support the common good. Objectives: TSWBAT explain the proceeding before trial and give examples of each.
Materials: Pen/Pencil, Paper, Textbook. Procedure: (1) Discussed the fact that a defendant is guaranteed the right to an attorney at a post
indictment line-up but not a pre-indictment line-up. You are not guaranteed a right to an attorney when a hand writing sample is taken.
Discussed the 1984 Comprehensive Forfeiture Act, US v. Monsanto, 1984 Bail Reform Act, Preventive Detention, Bail problems, Grand Jury, Murray
v. U.S. Discussed James v. Illinois, Mapp v. Ohio, Nolo contendere, Pretrial Motion, Motion to Suppress, TLO v. New Jersey, Exclusionary rule,
United States v. Leon, Massachusetts v. Sheppard, Plea Bargaining and police interrogation techniques. Schmerber v. California, Rochin v.
California. (2) Assigned p. 153-156 to read in class today and complete Problem’s 13.4 and 13.5. Homework: Complete any
work not completed during class today. Assessment: this assignment is worth 0 points.
Tuesday-5/5/09- Topic: Criminal Justice Process: Proceedings Before Trial.       Booking and Initial Appearance, Bail and Pretrial Release,
Preliminary Hearing, Grand Jury, Felony Arraignment, Pleas and Pretrial Motions: The Exclusionary Rule, TLO v. New Jersey. Standards: 5.3.12
G. Evaluate how the government protects or curtails individual rights and analyze the impact of supporting or opposing those
rights. Objectives: TSWBAT: Explain the Criminal Justice Process through explaining and giving examples of the Proceedings before trial.
Materials: Pen/Pencil, Paper, Text, Completed Problem's # 13.4, 13.5. Procedure: Collected Problem's # 13.4, 13.5 at the beginning of class
today. Discussed Speedy Trial, Barker v. Wingo and the 4 Factors to determine whether or not a speedy trial has been denied. Court TV,
Subpoena, Contempt of Court, Immunity, Right to Confront All Witnesses "eyeball to eyeball", Closed circuit televised testimony, pleading the
5th, Testifying on your own behalf, Miranda v. Arizona, Strickland v. Washington, Faretta v. California, Legal v. Moral guilt and the Canon of
Ethics. This will be collected before the end of the period today. Homework: Read p. 157-159 and complete Problem's # 14.1, 14.2, 14.3
before the beginning of class tomorrow.          Assessment: The students well be assessed on this material through discussion in class and in
the Final exam.



Chapter # 14 Criminal Justice Process: The Trial
Wednesday-5/6/09- Topic:            The Exclusionary Rule and Plea bargaining. Standards: 5.3.12 G. Evaluate how the government protects or
curtails individual rights and analyze the impact of supporting or opposing those rights. Objectives: Describe the types of pretrial motions the
defense may file. Materials: Problem's 14.1, 14.2, 14.3 completed, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Text. Procedure: Collected Problem's # 14.1, 14.2, 14.3
today at the beginning of class. Discussed Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor Offenses, and Felony Offenses. Discussed Booking which includes:
photographing, fingerprinting, nail clipping, blood samples, line-ups, voice recordings, hand writing samples, and a formal writing of the charges
into the police log/book. Discussed bail, YOR, Cash Bail, Nominal Bail, Bounty Hunters, Arraignment, Preliminary Hearing, When you are
guaranteed to have an attorney("At any critical stage of the prosecution" which includes the Preliminary hearing and the Arraignment.
Homework: Assigned p. 160-162 for reading and complete problem’s 14.4, 14.5, and 14.6 before coming to class tomorrow.
Thursday-5/07/09-Topic: Rights: to Compulsory Process, to Confront Witnesses, to Freedom from Self-incrimination, Right to an Attorney.
Standards: TSWBAT: 5.3.12 G. Evaluate how the government protects or curtails individual rights and analyze the impact of supporting or
opposing those rights. Objectives: To explain why it is important to be able to subpoena a witness if accused of a crime. To explain the
importance and meaning of freedom from self-incrimination. Explain what a defendant is and is not required to do if asked to take the witness
stand. Explain the importance to your right to counsel. Materials: Completed Problem's 14.4, 14.5, & 14.6 before coming to class today,
Pen/Pencil, Paper, and Text book. Procedure: Class discussion on the importance of the subpoena and immunity from prosecution. Discuss
contempt of court and the importance of this as a behavior control method. Discuss the 1984 case of Strickland v. Washington. Discuss whether
money buy's you freedom. Discuss Faretta v. California, the Canon of Ethics as well as the lawyer's Code of Professional Ethics. Assessment:
Collected Problem's # 14.4, 14.5, 14.6 at the beginning of class today and read p. 160-162 before the beginning of class today as well. Each
Problem is worth 0 points. Questions from the homework and class discussion will be included on the final exam. Homework: Assigned
Problem's # 15.1, 15.2 to be completed before the beginning of class tomorrow. Assigned pp. 163-168 to be read before the beginning of class
tomorrow.

Chapter # 15 Criminal Justice Process: Sentencing and Corrections
Friday-5/8/09- Topic: Sentencing, three strikes and you are out, sentencing guidelines, judge’s discretion, enhancements to sentencing, the
purposes of punishment and parole, and prison over crowding. Standards: 5.1.12 J.         Analyze how the law promotes the common good and
protects individual rights. Objectives: TSWBAT List and explain options judges may exercise in determining a sentence. Materials: Pen/Pencil,
Paper, Text, Completed Problem's # 15.1, and 15.2. Assessment: Collected Problem's # 15.1, 15.2 today at the beginning of the period.
Procedure: Discussed Suspended Sentence, Probation, Home Confinement, Fine, Restitution, Work Release, Imprisonment, Pre-sentence Report,
California's Determinate Sentencing System, Prior Record Score, Sentencing Range, Mandatory Sentencing, Enhancements, Three Strikes and
You're Out, Civil Commitment Process; Lengthened Confinement times for violent, Sexual and Drug Crimes; Retribution, Deterrence,
Rehabilitation, Incapacitation, Parole, Truth in Sentencing, Release for good time(behavior), Prison Overcapacity. Homework: Assigned
Problem's # 15.4, 15.5 to be completed before the beginning of class on tomorrow. I assigned pp. 168-171 for reading before class on
tomorrow.
Monday-5/11/09- Topic:           Death Penalty: How do you justify killing as wrong by killing the person that killed? Standards: 5.2.12 C.
Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze techniques to resolve those conflicts. Objectives: Weigh arguments for and against the
use of the death penalty. Materials: Completed Problem's 15.4 and 15.5, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Text. Assessment: Collected Problem's # 15.4,
15.5 at the beginning of class today. Procedure: Discussed: Capital Punishment, Aggravating Circumstances, Mitigating Circumstances, Anti-
Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, Cost of the Death Penalty, American Bar Association's view of the Death Penalty, Buchanan v.
Angelone, Enmund v. Florida, Teenagers and the Death Penalty, Thompson v. Oklahoma, Penry v. Lynaugh, Ford v. Wainwright. Homework:
Tomorrow in class you will complete a Writing Prompt on the Death Penalty so come prepared to write for 42 minutes.
Tuesday-5/12/09- Topic:        Death Penalty Writing Prompt. Standards: 5.2.12 C. Interpret the causes of conflict in society and analyze
techniques to resolve those conflicts. Objectives: Weigh arguments for and against the use of the death penalty. Materials: Pen/Pencil.
Death Penalty Writing Prompt. Procedure: Have each student complete their writing prompt for the 4th Quarter today in class. .
 Assessment: Death Penalty writing prompt will be graded according to the PSSA writing rubric. Homework: Complete writing prompt if not
finished in class.
Wednesday-5/13/09- Topic:          Race as a factor in imposing the death penalty. Standards: 5.2.12 F. Evaluate how individual rights may
conflict with or support the common good. Objectives: Explain how the race of both victims and perpetrators may influence imposition of the
death penalty.     Procedure: Collected Death Penalty writing prompt. Discussed as a class race as a factor in implementing the death
penalty.     Materials: Completed Death Penalty writing prompt, Pen/Pencil, Paper, Text. Homework: Assigned Problem's # 15.6, 15.7, 15.8
to be completed before class tomorrow. Assigned for reading before class tomorrow pp. 171-176.



Thursday-5/14/09- Topic: Prison overcrowding, Private prisons, Alternatives to prison. History and Overview of Juvenile Courts.
Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected
principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: Contrast life behind bars to life in society. Weigh arguments for and against building
larger prisons to house higher numbers of inmates. Evaluate alternatives to incarceration. Describe how treatment of juveniles involved with the
law has evolved during American History. Procedure: Collected Problem's # 15.6, 15.7, 15.8 today at the beginning of class. Discussed The
causes and effects of prison overcrowding. Discussed the alternatives to prison overcrowding. Discussed the reality of life behind bars vs. life in
society. Lecture/Discussion of background material on Juvenile Justice. Materials: Completed Problem's 15.6, 15.7, 15.8. Pen/Pencil, Paper,
Text. Collected Problem's # 15.6, 15.7, 15.8 today at the beginning of class. Homework: Study for final exam. Assigned pp. 177-193 for
reading before taking Final Exam. Assessment: Collected Problem's # 15.6, 15.7, 15.8 today at the beginning of class. Each completed section
is valued at 0 points for a total value of 0 points.

Chapter # 16 Juvenile Justice

Friday-5/15/09- Topic “History and overview of juvenile courts” and “Who is a Juvenile?’                   Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of
violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government
in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: Describe how the treatment of juveniles in the law has evolved during American History; Identify assumptions
and philosophies that shape various policies for handling juveniles involved with the law; List and describe three groups of juveniles handled by
the courts; Describe steps taken to protect children who are found to be abused or neglected. Define the following terms: Corporal Punishment,
Parens Patriae, Delinquent offenders, status offenders, Neglected Children, Abused Children. Materials: Text, Pen, Pencil, Paper.
Procedure: Have each student read pp. 177-181 today in class and complete Problem’s 16.1 and 16.2. Assessment: Collected Problem's
#16.1, 16.2 at the end of class today this will be graded for a total of 0 points. Homework: Study for final exam.

Monday-5/18/09- Topic- “Juvenile Accountability and What makes a good Juvenile justice system?”                          Standards: 5.2 G
Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and
ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: Evaluate the merits of parental responsibility laws; Define Contributing to the
delinquency of a minor; Compare and contrast ways states determine whether a person accused of a crime is handled in adult or juvenile courts;
Describe how “get tough” attitudes have influenced handling of juveniles accused of crimes; Given hypothetical cases, determine whether cases
involving juveniles should be tried in juvenile or adult courts; Evaluate the merits of the 1997 Juvenile Crime Control Act; Identify three elements
that may determine the effectiveness of a juvenile justice system; Define the following terms: transfer/waiver, hearing, and age of majority. .
Materials: Text, Handout with procedure below, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have students answer in writing “Who is a Juvenile?” Have
them use the following scenarios: (1) A 16 year old who skips school. (2) A 15 year old who assaults a classmate. (3) A 14 year old who
commits murder. (4) A 9 year old who commits murder. (5) An 11 year old who commits rape. (6) A 13 year old who shoplifts. Have them
explain or justify why each one is or is not a juvenile in writing. Have students also complete Problem’s 16.3, and 16.4 for homework.
Assessment: This is worth 0 points. Homework: Study for final exam.
Tuesday-5/19/09- Topic: Status Offenses           Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania
and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: Identify special
problems that arise when juvenile courts confront status offenders; Identify four charges that fall within the category of status offenses; Describe
characteristics common among status offenders; Describe programs established to help runaways; List factors used to determine if a juvenile is in
need of supervision under the juvenile justice system; Describe PINS, CHINS, and MINS Materials: Text, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Collect
Problem’s 16.3 and 16.4 at the beginning of class today. Have each student read pp. 182-184 today before we start class. Have them complete
problem’s 16.5, 16.6 in groups today in class. This is due by the end of the period. Assessment: This is worth 0 points. Homework: Study
for final exam.
Wednesday-5/20/09-- Topic: “Gerald Gault”;             Juvenile’s do they have a right to bail? And The Arrest rates of juveniles.
Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected
principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: Describe reasons why people sought reform of the juvenile justice
system during the 1960’s; Evaluate arguments for and against teen curfews; List rights to which juveniles are entitled as established by the Gault
case; Compare and contrast rights to which adults and juveniles accused of crimes are entitled; Describe how new juvenile justice laws reflect
competing goals of accountability, community safety, and rehabilitation. Materials: Text, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have students read
pp. 185-188 today before the start of class. Have the students complete Problem’s 16.7, 16.8, and 16.9 today in class. Each person is
responsible for all of the written work individually. Assessment: This is worth 0 points. Homework: Study for final exam.

Thursday- 5/21/09-- Topic: Procedures in Juvenile Court                Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L.
Analyze Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life.
Objectives: TSWBAT: Describe the steps that typically take place when a juvenile is taken into custody; Discuss the intake or detention hearing;
Evaluate the justification of preventive detention for juveniles; Describe the purpose of and procedures in a juvenile adjudicatory hearing; Identify
the purpose of the dispositional hearing; Define the following terms: Intake, Initial Hearing, and preventive detention. Materials: Text,
Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have students read pp. 188-191 today in class and complete problem 16.10 individually. This is due at the end
of class. Assessment: This is worth 0 points. Homework: Study for final exam.

Friday-. 5/22/09-- Topic: Juvenile Corrections.          Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze
Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT:
Describe and evaluate various sentences or dispositions juvenile offenders receive; Evaluate the effectiveness of juvenile corrections institutions;
Explain why issues related to juvenile corrections are complex; Identify how aftercare and other post disposition decisions may affect a juvenile
offender; Describe how having a juvenile record can affect an individual after he or she reaches adulthood; Define the following terms:
Adjudicatory hearing, disposition, and Aftercare. Materials: Text, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have each student read pp. 191-193 today in
class and complete Problem 16.11 individually today in class. This is due at the end of class today. Assessment: This is worth 0 points.
Homework: Study for final exam.
Tuesday- 5/26/09-- Topic: Review for Final           Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze Pennsylvania
and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: The students will be
able to prepare for the final exam today in class. Materials: Text, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have each student review for the final exam
today in class. Assessment: Will be on the final exam. Homework: Study for final exam.
Wednesday- 5/27/09-- Topic: Review for Final            Standards: 5.2 G Consequences of violating rules and laws. 5.1.12L. Analyze
Pennsylvania and United States court decisions that have affected principles and ideals of government in civic life. Objectives: TSWBAT: The
students prepare for the final exam today in class. Materials: Text, Pen/Pencil, Paper. Procedure: Have each student review for the final exam
today in class. Assessment: Will be on the final exam. Homework: Study for final exam.
Thursday- 5/28/09- Finals
Friday- 5/29/09- Finals
Monday- 6/1/09- Finals
Congratulations to those of you who are exempt. 


Tuesday- 6/2/09-Hand in Text Books.
Wednesday- 6/3/09-Graduation Practice
Thursday- 6/4/09-Graduation Practice
Friday- 6/5/09-Graduation Practice
Saturday-6/6/09- Graduation: hoo rah

				
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