Selfcheck CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

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Match the headings to the appropriate paragraphs by typing them in the gaps:

My Memories As a Jurywoman Charge Sentence Verdict Testimony

(A) ________The defendant, James Jones, was charged with (a) first degree murder in the death of Kelly Thom. He was further charged with the use of a (b) firearm. James Jones, at the time of the homicides, was 22 years old, about 5’10" tall, slight of build, and had medium brown, long, unkempt hair. The man we saw each day had short, neat hair and wore a camel colored suit.

(B) ________The first witness was called. He was a police captain in the town where the murders (c) occurred. He was identified as Captain King. The prosecutor interviewed Capt. King first because he was a witness for the Prosecution. He asked Captain King to describe the event to the best of his ability.

(C) ________We filed into the courtroom in our usual fashion. Nick gave the judge our verdict. The court then asked each of us individually whether we agreed with this verdict and we responded, "yes". We were then (d) released by the court and we filed out for the last time. We were also told that we had the court’s permission to talk with the (e) attorneys after the case ended. The Defense attorneys said they would like to speak with us.

(D) ________Jim Jones was sentenced on December 10, 1996, to two years for each of the four (f) convictions. He had already served two years so he had six years to serve. It is possible that he will be (g) paroled before that time.

Adapted from: My Memories as a Jurywoman by Carolyn Mills http://www.is.wayne.edu/mnissani/jury.htm


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Do you remember Pierce, Mark and Lee Harvey Oswald? If you were a judge what sentence would you give them? Why? Write your answers and prepare to talk about it during the lesson.


Just to remind you: read fragments of the stories about what they did and identify the crime: http://www.storeline.co.uk/weirddoug/cv.htm

Pierce was watching every move the woman made. The bus jerked while taking the corner. The buckle of her handbag got loose. Looking through the window, Pierce smoothly slid his hand inside of the bag and felt the purse

bribery

pickpocketing

assassination

Mark just did not think much. It didn’t seem difficult at all, there was not much to “fix”. After all, the Blackburn Eagles were head and shoulders above the Konica Rovers.

bribery

pickpocketing

assassination

The shots which killed President Kennedy were fired by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.

bribery

pickpocketing

assassination