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Criminal Law Mock Sentencing Scenario: On the Basketball Court

A 14 year-old has pled guilty to possession of a firearm, after a local pick-up basketball game. This sentencing scenario provides students the opportunity to explore sentencing options, such as minimum and maximum sentences, as this case deals with gun possession. The scenario should be a useful springboard for discussions about the current political climate around handguns, gun laws and related sentencing. This scenario package includes discussion questions, and is appropriate for either a non-academic or academically focused event.

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