Speaking legal English. Борисова Л.А. - 40 стр.

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1. What kind of premise was chosen by the researchers when they started
to investigate why youngsters commit crimes?
2. Why are girls worse than boys?
3. What are the three main reasons for increasing crime rate?
4. How do children explain juvenile crime?
5. What measures do parents consider necessary?
6. What is the most persistent type of crime?
7. Who should cooperate to decrease juvenile crime?
Exercise 3. Now listen to the text and check if your guesses have been
correct. Discuss the following questions.
1. Do you agree with the premise?
2. What can be done about the situation by parents, school, police?
3. What kind of punishment should be imposed on young delinquents?
Exercise 4. Listen to the part of the text which contains statistics once
again and put down as much information as possible.
Exercise 5. Make a plan of the text and prepare a presentation on the basis
of it.
Exercise 6. Read the text «Juvenile Justice» and make a list of arguments
for the bill and against it. What is your personal opinion about the problem?
Juvenile Justice
Should 13-year-olds who commit crimes with firearms be tried as adults?
The Senate toughened its crime bill last November when it adopted an
amendment by Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, under which 13-year-olds would be
prosecuted as adults when they commit crimes with guns.
Moseley-Braun's amendment, which passed by a vote of 64-23, covers
murder, attempted murder, rape, and armed robbery, aggravated assault and
aggravated sexual assault when firearms are involved. The bill now goes to a
House-Senate Conference, where House representatives must decide if they will
incorporate the amendment in the final crime bill.
The amendment is not without safeguards—it allows juveniles to have
their records expunged at age 18 and petition for resentencing at 16 while
ensuring they aren't jailed with adults. But that doesn't satisfy the biffs
opponents, which include the American Civil Liberties Union and some in the
House's Black Caucus.
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         1. What kind of premise was chosen by the researchers when they started
to investigate why youngsters commit crimes?
2. Why are girls worse than boys?
3. What are the three main reasons for increasing crime rate?
4. How do children explain juvenile crime?
5. What measures do parents consider necessary?
6. What is the most persistent type of crime?
7. Who should cooperate to decrease juvenile crime?

Exercise 3. Now listen to the text and check if your guesses have been
correct. Discuss the following questions.

1. Do you agree with the premise?
2. What can be done about the situation by parents, school, police?
3. What kind of punishment should be imposed on young delinquents?

Exercise 4. Listen to the part of the text which contains statistics once
again and put down as much information as possible.

Exercise 5. Make a plan of the text and prepare a presentation on the basis
of it.

Exercise 6. Read the text «Juvenile Justice» and make a list of arguments
for the bill and against it. What is your personal opinion about the problem?

Juvenile Justice
Should 13-year-olds who commit crimes with firearms be tried as adults?
The Senate toughened its crime bill last November when it adopted an
amendment by Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, under which 13-year-olds would be
prosecuted as adults when they commit crimes with guns.
Moseley-Braun's amendment, which passed by a vote of 64-23, covers
murder, attempted murder, rape, and armed robbery, aggravated assault and
aggravated sexual assault when firearms are involved. The bill now goes to a
House-Senate Conference, where House representatives must decide if they will
incorporate the amendment in the final crime bill.
The amendment is not without safeguards—it allows juveniles to have
their records expunged at age 18 and petition for resentencing at 16 while
ensuring they aren't jailed with adults. But that doesn't satisfy the biffs
opponents, which include the American Civil Liberties Union and some in the
House's Black Caucus.

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