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CLIP 7074

Adam's Case: District Judge

Adam's Case: District Judge
Key Info
  • Adam's Case: District Judge
  • Duration: 06:47
  • The story of a fictional young offender, who has been charged with robbery and appears before District Judge David Simpson in a youth court. The young person and his mother are played by actors but all the court personnel are real professionals, treating the court appearance as if it were genuine. The judge questions the young person and his mother and must make a decision whether to give a Referral Order (a community sentence) or to adjourn the court for reports with a view to passing a custodial sentence.
  • Subject:

    Society Health and Development


    Anti Social and Offending Behaviour

  • Keywords: anti-social behaviour, Youth Offending Team, CPS, District Judge, Barrister, Solicitor, Youth and Community Justice, YouthandCommunityJustice
Ideas for use in class
  • What is the judging looking for in his questioning of Adam and his mother? Why do you think that Adam did not receive a custodial sentence? What is a Referral Order?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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