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Courtroom Activities for CJ and Paralegal Workbook

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Author: Shel Silver © 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9837570-2-3
Page Count: 129
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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
Icon Guide 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
Preliminary Hearing 28
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
Sentencing Hearing 60
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
Reverse Condemnation 124

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