It is valuable for all secondary school students, irrespective of the academic capabilities, to learn about the criminal justice system and, most importantly, the consequences of having a criminal record.
Following a talk, students may also like to attend a court visit (see section on Court Visits) so that they can see and hear first-hand a live adult magistrates court in action.
The options are endless and we are enthusiastic to work closely with schools to develop a talk that suits your needs.
We have worked closely with a large number of secondary schools to help students with their curriculum programmes. We like to explain the difference between judicial facts and the images portrayed on TV.
There is a range of options available to ensure that our talk will enhance the curriculum and be of real benefit and interest to the students. Some examples are:
Facts about the role of magistrates and who’s who in court.
The decision-making process and what options are open to magistrates when sentencing.
A case study. We have a number of realistic cases that we and the students can present and reach a guilty or not guilty verdict, and what sentencing is available to the magistrates.
Question and answer session.
Mock trial – either a one off or competition
Secondary School activities
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