Each section replicates a real-life situation in order to guide students through the legal process, including hearings, proceedings, trials and appeals.
Courtroom Activities for CJ and Paralegal is a dynamic resource that covers the spectrum of legal activity. Each section replicates a real-life situation in order to guide students through the legal process, including hearings, proceedings, trials and appeals. Using prompts and topics relevant to contemporary judicial issues, Courtroom Activities is a compelling and relevant addition to any criminal justice or legal studies class.
The activities in this textbook qualify as lab time and Instructor Lead Activities. The preparation for each activity may be completed as homework with the interactive scenarios played out in the classroom setting. Academic Integration: Bring your CJ and Paralegal students together to coordinate these activities. CT will assist you in mapping the syllabi from both programs to meet the learning outcomes of these activities needed by both disciplines.
Table of Contents
|About the Team||v|
|Preface by Shel Silver||vii|
|Conducting a Hearing||viii|
|Evidence Suppression Hearing||1|
|Proving Elements of Breaking and Entering||8|
|Interpreting “Intent to Kill” Element in Murder||14|
|Qualifying and Questioning—Scientific Expert Witness||20|
|Motion in Limine and Motion to Dismiss||34|
|Motion Hearing – Summary Judgment||40|
|Guilty Plea and Allocution Based Upon Plea Bargain||48|
|Presentation of Insanity Defense||54|
|Civil Suit: Negligence||66|
|Civil Commitment Hearing||72|
|Juvenile Court Waiver Hearing||78|
|Child Custody Hearing||84|
|Unemployment Benefits Appeal||90|
|Condemnation Compensation Appeal||96|
|Zoning Waiver Request||102|
|Real Property Tax Valuation Appeal||110|
|State Department of Environmental Quality: Permit Denial Appeal||116|