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  • 1. A FAIR COP? HOW DO THE RIGHTS OF THE POLICE AFFECT US? Year 9 Citizenship
  • 2. At What Age?
    • “ How come I’m not allowed to work?”
    • “ When can I drive?”
    • “ You can’t do anything, I’m only a kid”
    • Using the sheet, discuss with the people on your table how old you have to be to do each of the things listed.
    • You have 5minutes for this activity
  • 3. Learning Outcomes:
    • By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
    • Recall the ages of legal responsibility in the UK
    • Understand your rights in a stop and search situation
    • Form an opinion on how much power the police should have
  • 4. Police Powers Activity
    • You will be given a set of cards in an envelope, each states a police power. Some are true , some are false .
    • With a partner or in a 3, sort the cards into a pile for true and false. Record your answers in a table
    • Be prepared to share your reasons with the class.
  • 5. Your Record
    • “ One case involved Kylie Smith, now aged 20, who complained because she said that a conviction for common assault had obstructed her ambition to become a carer. Ms Smith was reprimanded in 2001 when she was 13 and her background was disclosed by Staffordshire Police during a criminal records check when she applied for a job.”
    • “ Another case related to a record kept by Humberside Police about a person convicted at the age of 16 of stealing a packet of meat worth 99p in 1984. The person, who has not been identified, was fined £15.”
    • Source: Times Online – July 22, 2008
  • 6. Case Study: Terrorism Stop & Search
    • What do the Home Office statistics show?
    • How many people have been stopped and searched under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act?
    • How many of the arrests made were terrorism related?
    • In which area were most of the searches made? Can you offer any reasons for this?
    • In July 2010 the rules changed, how has this affected stop and searches?
    6. Why might these stop and search powers be a good thing? 7. Why do you think these stop and search powers are under review? 8.What is the Director of Liberty’s opinion?
  • 7. How well have we done?
    • Can you:
    • Recall the ages of legal responsibility in the UK
    • Understand your rights in a stop and search situation
    • Form an opinion on how much power the police should have
    • Under the title ‘Reflection’ write a sentence explaining the most valuable thing you have learned this lesson, and then ask a question about something else you would like to know.
  • 8. Homework
    • What is the difference between civil and criminal law?
    • Write a paragraph explaining the differences in your exercise book under the title above.
      • Include some examples.