Business Law Criminal Research Case Presentation
Choose a criminal case and develop a presentation for class.
Students will differentiate between categories of crime, identify potential penalties, and determine several defenses to criminal acts.
BMM.HS.4.25.f - Analyze the relationship between ethics and the law.
Plan to teach criminal law from the textbook or materials that you use to teach the subject matter. I use this as a project to encourage the students to research a criminal case that interests them personally.
Computers for student research use. We have one on one computers so students can do this and keep their work with them.
Time Required for Lesson:
Present the lesson, go over requirements, answer questions, allow students time to work. I use one class period for research and presentation preparation. A second and possibly a third class for their presentations to the class.
Software: My students use PowerPoint for their presentations.
Teach criminal law concepts from your textbook or classroom curriculum
By allowing them to pick the case they want to present, they will need to research several cases before making a selection. This introduces them to multiple case scenarios.
Activities (i.e. instructions, warm-up, lesson, cool-down):
Please refer to the attached handout for the students.
The paper will be graded as follows:
What happened in the case? 15 points
What was the outcome of the case? 10 points
Your opinion of the case 5 points
Total points for paper 30 points
Points for the PowerPoint and presentation to class 70 points
Slides that need to be included: The information from above.
Introduction of case and your name
Case Facts 10 Points
Charges 10 Points
Sentence 10 Points
Pictures 10 Points
Details of the case 10 Points
People involved 10 Points
Interesting information 10 Points
Total Business Law Research Project is 100 points = a test score
Business Law – Criminal Law Case Research Project by Gwen Davidson of Hastings Public Schools | CC BY NC SA
Feel free to change the assignment according to your needs.
I have asked students not to cover a case if it was a local case that would impact students in my classroom.
Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)