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20 October 2014
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    Using The Lowdown

    The Lowdown gives more information about crime and the judicial system in England and Wales. Tell students they can use the information anytime they want to find out more about about issues raised in the activities. They can browse around or print off sections they find interesting.

    Teachers can also use The Lowdown to write their own learning tasks.

    Suggested research questions for students using The Lowdown

    1. What's the difference between a 'bill' and an 'act'?
    2. When was the Human Rights Act passed?
    3. How many police forces are there in England and Wales?
    4. What percentage increase in gun crimes has there been since 1998?
    5. How many people are currently in prison in England and Wales?
    6. Why do you think more boys than girls commit crimes?

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