This lesson continues an exploration of court procedures in more depth through building student understandings of why publication bans usually
apply to Youth Justice Court.
1. Ask students if they believe that people should be judged by their past actions or present actions. How do their beliefs fit into the concept of rehabilitation?
2. As a class, lead group reading of Publication and Information Sharing then have students complete discussion questions.
3. Teachers may wish to engage the class in a discussion about the merits and drawbacks of the publication of youth names. The following arguments as to why or why not the identity of people involved in a Youth Justice Court case should be published will make a useful starting
point for discussion.
Reasons to not allow publication of youth names include:
Reasons to allow publication of youth names include:
Be sure to have students locate and understand relevant research on their stance.