Street Law is an elective course taught for 1 semester. It includes various aspects of the law. The topics vary that will be discussed. Behavior must be exceptional at ALL times.
You will need a folder. I will store it in the classroom for you.
Bring a pen or pencil everyday . Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. I will take 15 points off for each day an assignment is late.
Daily work is 50% - special assignments count 50%.
Your needed supplies:
EVERYONE will bring a folder and PLEASE donate a box of kleenex.
CURRENT EVENTS: New York Newspaper video
Copy and complete this form.
Title of article: ___________________
Would this be a national or local story?_______________________
Why is this story significant?___________________
Relate this to a past historical event.____________________
How will this information affect us in the future?_________________
What are your thoughts and opinions?___________________
Mind Field - Interrogation
Kids behind bars: Life or Parole?
Why do we need laws?
To keep order.
To know what’s expected
Make things fair
Ship wrecked sailors
Anybody who deliberately takes the life
of another can be charged with murder.
It was for survival
It was the doctor’s idea
They had no food or water
For medical reasons, they needed the nourishment.
They weren’t in the normal state of mind.
What to do when you are stopped
5th Amendment and Miranda Warnings
Right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you.
Right to an attorney. If you can not afford one, one will be provided for you.
Cyber Crimes at Netzsmart National Center for missing and exploited children:
When/if you are ever accused of a crime: (a little humor)
I plead the "Fif"
STEREO TYPING PEOPLE IS NEVER GOOD!!!
However,there are jobs for criminal profiling.
Certain people are more likely to commit certain crimes.
See if you can figure who would be more likely to commit the following
1. Drive by shootings –
2. Bomb threats at a school –
3. Killing their own children –
4. Robbery of a liquor store –
5. Rape –
6. Kidnapping –
7. Burglary -
8. Gang fights -
9. Animal hording –
10. Animal abuse, dog fighting –
Why people commit crimes
1. They might not know the law
2. mental illnesses
3. drug abuse
5. gang affiliation
8. Former traumatic experiences
9. If it’s the only lifestyle that you know
Complete, in your assigned group using your
chromebook, a 10 slide power point with pictures
on each slide, in google
docs, and share with me email@example.com
REMEMBER - include ALL names, first and last
and class period in 1st slide. THANKS!
These will be presented next
Why we lock people up
Pay price for their crime
The Price of Murder:
The Greater Good - Mind field
Name your planet and 3 rights - Debate
Bystanders - What would you do?
Caught in Providence:
Why do you think nobody helped?
They were scared.
Maybe she wasn’t important to them.
Did the bystanders commit a crime by not helping?
Well…failure to render aid.
Definitely didn’t do the right thing.
Should the law hold these citizens responsible?
Yes, because they did not help and they could have.
The Right To Remain Silent - Miranda v Arizona
I plead the "Fif"
Mind Field - Stanford Prison experiment
Ted Talks :
Ted Talks: Secretive Prisons in the US
Types of Laws
Criminal and Civil
Criminal laws involve:
Jail time, fines, include: murder,
sexual assault, robbery, etc.
The bigger crimes jury decision must be
unanimous decision on you’re either guilty or not.
Civil Laws: speeding tickets, littering, loitering, barking dogs, etc.
No jail time, but fines. Jury decision must be a majority. You’re either negligent or not.
Death penalty/Capital Punishment: you must commit 2 felonies at one time; one being murder.
killing a cop, killing the president, killing a pregnant woman, killing a child under the age of 5.
Political Party Self Test - Maneywww.isidewith.com/political-quiz
Answer all questions INCLUDING “how important it is to you”
from least most important
Doing so will ensure the closest comparison.
Complete the chart when finished.
Click “my ballot” for the Candidate Name and % for the 1st and 2nd columns. Under the political party name it shows in a light gray what you agree with. Those answers go in column 3. NEXT: Scroll all the way down under “my parties” and it will show you your spectrum for the bar graph on the right. Then answer the 3 questions.
Current Event: Read online the story of Michael Brown from Ferguson Missouri and answer the following questions in your spiral:
1. Do military weapons and tactics help police
fight crime? Why or why not?
Police say they need military weapons and
armored vehicles for protection.
2. How do the
dangers of police work compare with other jobs?
3. Are police becoming more or less isolated from
4. Do you know the officers
patrolling your neighborhood/school?
5. Do you find police
to be friendly or intimidating?
6. What could be done to improve relations with police, who's job it is to protect and serve, and the community?
Mind Field - Behavior and Belief
Socrative Legsilative #3
Class Assignment: In a group of 2-3 write a bill explaining what you want passed, who will be effected and why we should vote for your bill.
48 hours - mystery
Mind field - the Cognitive Trade off
In the Austin American Statesman - Current Event
Newly found DNA evidence cleared the brothers and linked the crime to another convicted murderer.■Class discussion: How often do confessions turn out to be false? Can you find any other examples of false confessions? Should lawyers be present during police interrogations? One of the brothers was facing execution in the case. Do you support capital punishment when you consider the number of death row inmates that have been cleared by DNA evidence? Do you think any innocent people have been executed?