• The agenda and lesson plans for the Distance Learning Criminal Law Unit will be listed below.  Please note that the unit has been based on our 6 days of "class time" that I have designated for this unit.  However, these materials and lessons are designed to be flexible so that you can address the material as you are best able.  I do strongly encourage you to try to establish a schedule and routine for many reasons and to work on these materials (if you can) during the meeting times for our class as established by the District as part of the DL 2 schedule. With regard to submissions, please submit them when you can and as close to the assigned day as possible.  Finally, each unit will be assessed with a Distance Learning Unit Overview (DLUO).  It is my hope that this will be received from each student prior to the start of the next unit.

    The DLUO, my powerpoint, and all relevant videos will be sent via email.  There are also links below where applicable.

     

    DL 2  Law-   Criminal Law Unit

    Day 1-   4/7/2020

     

    Topics: Review of Course to Date and Introduction to Criminal Law

    Materials: Text Book, Videos, Power Point, and Video Viewing Guide.

    Objectives:

    • To Understand the foundations of Crimes and Criminal Law

    Agenda:

    1. Intro Mtg on Teams. Opening comments and overview
    2. Watch Crash Course Video- Review of Legal System

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXw-hEB263k&list=PLFUsQjJx1qyks0a65IbIMbsbSeejCrm-3&index=3&t=0s

     

    1. Respond to the following 3 Video Questions in a word doc to be submitted:

           Video Questions:

    1. What are the 3 functions of Courts?
    2. What is precedent?
    3. There are 3 types of laws mentioned in the video?

     

    1. Review my Power Point Slides # 1-21
    2. Read Chapter 7 pgs. 74-78, Complete Problem 7.1 and 7.2 (answer in Word Doc- share).
    3. Read page 97 on Megan’s Law
    4. Read pages 97-98 and Complete 7.14 (answer in Word Doc.)
    5. Notorious Cases Project. If you haven’t confirmed your case, please do so today and begin work on it. If you have been working on it, please use time today as you see fit to continue.

     

    Submit:  In a single word document titled “Criminal Law Day 1” please provide your answers to the 3 video questions, and your answers to problems 7.1, 7.2 and 7.14.  After you have completed these tasks, please share your responses with me via office or by email.  If you cannot complete this today, please do so as soon as possible.


     

    DL Criminal Law Unit Day 2:   4/14/2020

     

    Topics:  Introduction to Crimes and Criminal Law

    Materials:  Text Book, Criminal Law Packet, Power Point and Crash Course Video on Crime

    Objectives:  To assess the origins of crime and criminal behavior and to Understand the  

             Basic foundations and principals of the Criminal Law Legal System.

     

    Agenda:

     

    1. Attend Tuesday 9:30 AM Meeting. Review prior assignments and introduce new material.
    2. Brainstorm – record your responses to the following in a word doc. entitled “DL Criminal Law Day 2.”

     Questions- 

           1. Why do you think people commit criminal acts?

    1. Who is most likely to commit a crime?
    2. Can you think of an act that is illegal but morally right or acceptable?
    3. Can you think of an act that is immoral but legal?

     

    1. Intro to Criminal Law- Crash Course on Crime. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBodqwAlW3A&list=PLFUsQjJx1qyks0a65IbIMbsbSeejCrm-3&index=10&t=303s

     

    Watch the video and answer the following questions in a word document. Please share the word document (Criminal Law day 2) with me for review.

    Answer the following Questions:

    1. What are the 3 types of crimes identified by the speaker?
    2. In what year did the crime rate peek?
    3. What did the study of NYC Pedestrian stops reveal? Was it fair? Why or why not?
    4. How does the criminal system treat wealthy and poor people differently according to the speaker?
    5. What is Mass Incarceration? What distinction does the U.S. have with regard to people behind bars?
    6. Why has the rate in the U.S. increased so rapidly?
    7. What are 4 purposes of punishment? Which is the most difficult to achieve?
    8. Review your answers to the Brainstorm activity above. Do your answers change at all having watched the Crash Course Video? Which ones and how?

     

     

    1. Review of PPT- Slides #21-34. If you have time or are curious watch the videos linked in the power point on slide 27 related to crime prevention.

     

    1. Complete packet pages 1 and 2- Overview of Criminal Law using text book pages 100-106. (A copy of this pkt. page has also been sent in email as a word document. Please complete in word and return to me via email as an attached word document.)

     

    1. Notorious Cases Project: Continue to work on the Notorious Case Project assignment.  If you have any questions or are not clear on how to proceed, please email me.  Please note that the new deadline for the Notorious Cases Research Project is May 1, 2020.  Please be sure to share your powerpoint project with me by that date.

     

     Submit:

     

    Prior to our next class on 4/15/2020 please submit from today’s plan, a word document entitled Criminal Law Day 2  in which you include your responses to the Brainstorm Questions, the Video Viewing Questions, and Packet Pages 1-2 (also sent as a word document for you to include in your shared response as part of Criminal Law Day 2.  Cut and Paste into new doc.)


     

    DL Criminal Law Day 3: April 16, 2020

     

    Topics:  Introduction to Crimes against the Person

    Materials:  Text Book, Criminal Law Packet, Power Point and Ted Talk on Crime

    Objectives:  To Understand the basic foundations and principals of the Criminal Law Legal System and laws related to Crimes against the person and what can be done to address violent criminal behavior in Communities.

     

    Agenda:

     

    1. Attend 9:30 A.M. Thursday Meeting to review prior material and to introduce new information and subjects.
    2. Review PPT slides 21-25 on Crimes against the person.
    3. Crimes against the Person-Read your Textbook pages 107-114.
    4. Using the textbook pages above complete packet page 3 (A word doc copy will be emailed)- this will be submitted as part of DL Criminal Law Day 3 Assignment).
    5. Complete the “You be the Judge” activity on page 109 for scenarios a.b. and c. (Responses will be submitted as part of the DL Criminal Law Day 3 Assignment)
    6. Ted Talk on how to reduce violent crime and criminal activity-  Ted Talk on Law Enforcement Reform
      1. Watch “Melvin Russell- Ted Talk”
      2. Answer the following Q’s as part of your DL Criminal Law Day 3 Response: 
        1. What was the major shift in thinking that the Speaker needed his officers to Make?
        2. What is the mantra of the Police- “To protect and to ___________.”
        3. Who did the speaker pair with police officers in patrol cars?
        4. What were the results of these efforts?
        5. Summarize the key reforms and changes that the speaker says need to happen for other communities to be successful?
    7. Please continue to make Progress on your Notorious Cases Project.

      

    Submit:

    Prior to our next class on 4/21/2020 please submit from today’s plan, a word document entitled Criminal Law Day 3  in which you include your responses to the Ted Talk, text book problem, and the completed word document version of Packet Page 3 (Sent to you via Email.)


    DL Criminal Law Day 4: April 21, 2020

     

    Topics:  Introduction to Crimes against Property

    Materials:  Text Book, Criminal Law Packet, Power Point and Ted Talk on Crime

    Objectives:  To Understand the basic foundations and principals of the Criminal Law Legal System and laws related to Crimes against the person and what can be done to address violent criminal behavior in Communities.

    Agenda: 

    1. Attend 9:30 Meeting to review prior material and to introduce new material.
    2. Review PPT slides 26-27- Crimes against property.
    3. Read Textbook pages 115-125 on Crimes against Property.
    4. Watch the “Art of Misdirection” Ted Talk and Respond in a short paragraph at the end of the Crimes Against the Person Word Document that you will submit as DL Criminal Law Day 4. Be sure to address the following:
      1. What did you think overall of the presenter and the presentation?
      2. Did he fool you?
      3. Did you see his tricks the first time you watched it?

    Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZGY0wPAnus

    1. Complete Packet page 4, a copy of which has been sent as an attachment via email.

    Submit:

    Prior to our next class on 4/23/2020 please submit from today’s plan, a word document entitled Criminal Law Day 4  in which you include your responses to the Ted Talk, text book problems and the completed word document version of Packet Page 4 (Sent to you via Email.)

     


    DL Criminal Law Day 5: April 23, 2020

     

    Topics:  Introduction to basic Criminal Procedure and Criminal Defenses

    Materials:  Text Book, Criminal Law Packet, Power Point

    Objectives:  To Understand the basic foundations and principals of the Criminal Law Legal System and laws, basic aspects of criminal procedure and  related to Crimes against the person and what can be done to address violent criminal behavior in Communities.

     

    Agenda:

    1. Attend morning 9:30 meeting.
    2. Introduce and discuss Criminal Procedure and Criminal Defenses- interactive powerpoint discussion.
    3. Complete the Guided Reading on Criminal Procedure and Criminal Defenses, along with the related text book problems.
    4. Continue work on Notorious Cases Project. Email me with any questions or concerns.

    Submit:

    Please submit the completed guided reading activity on Criminal Defenses and Procedure, previously provided via email.

     

     


    DL Criminal Law Day 6:  April 29, 2020

    Topics Notorious Law Cases Project Check in.

    Materials:   Text Book, Computer, Research

    Objective:  To assess the criminal law process from investigation through verdict and to analyze the impact of media coverage

     

    Agenda:  

           1.  Please note that in place of the scheduled Teams Meeting, we will be holding a Canvas Chat to discuss the project and to answer any questions related to the project.

           2.  The meeting will be in the form of a Question and Answer session.  Have your questions ready.

           3.  Continue to work on your Notorious Cases Project.  Remember you are to include a video clip in your presentation.  Please let me know if you are having problems

                with this part of the assignment.

           4.  Send me any additional questions via email or send me rough drafts of the project for feedback.  

     

    Submit:

    Nothing to submit for grading or completion purposes, only rough drafts of the project if you would like.  Please note that the Due Date for the Project has been moved from May 1, 2020 to May 8th, 2020.

     


     

    DL Criminal Law Day 5: , May 5, 2020.

     

    Topics:  Criminal Procedure- Supreme Court Cases and the Bill of Rights

    Materials:  Text Book, Power Point, and Criminal Procedure Handout

    Objectives:  To Understand the basic foundations and principals of the Criminal Law Legal System and laws, basic aspects of criminal procedure and related Supreme Court Decisions.

     

    Agenda-

     

    1. Attend Teams Meeting at 9:30
    2. Introduce and Discuss Significant Supreme Court Case law and explain how it has created the fabric of our criminal procedural system.
    3. Watch the Crash Course on Search and Seizure –

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4O1OlGyTuU     

     

    1. Respond to the questions in the Criminal Procedure Handout- sent previously via email.
    2. Using Google or the Bill of Rights Institute’s Website, research each Case in the Handout and provide a brief summary of the facts and state the legal principal established by the case and what Amendment was involved.

     

    Submit-  Please submit the completed Criminal Procedural Handout and submit it by Tuesday May 12th.

     


           

     

    DL Criminal Law Day 6: May 7, 2020

     

    Topics:         Sentencing of Criminals, The U.S. Prison System

    Materials:     Text Book, Power Point, and Sentencing and Incarceration Handout and

                         ancillary materials- articles and video links- sent previously via email.

    Objectives:  To Understand the basic foundations and principals of sentencings and the

                         prison system in the united states.

     

    Agenda:  

     

    1. Attend 9:30 Meeting where we will review past work and topics, introduce new concepts and preview assignments.
    2. Complete the Sentencing and Incarceration in America Overview sent via Email. Be sure to read the attached article and to view the attached interactive documentary- Prison Valley.    Complete the overview and return it as a graded assignment by May 14, 2020.
    3. Reminder- the Notorious Cases Project is due on May 8, 2020

      

    Submit-   Submissions for today’s agenda are due on May 14th.  As a reminder, the Notorious Cases project is due May 8th, and the Criminal Procedure Caselaw overview is due May 12.