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Why Crime Stoppers Works

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An understanding of the Civics and Citizenship concepts is developed through a focus on Australia’s democracy and legal system. The teaching ideas in this resource assist students to gain knowledge and understanding of how citizens can participate in providing justice through their role as witnesses.

An understanding of the Civics and Citizenship concepts is developed through a focus on Australia’s laws, the responsibilities and freedoms of citizens and participation in the democratic process. The teaching ideas in this resource assist students to gain knowledge and understanding of how citizens can use direct action to contribute to Australian democracy.

An understanding of the Civics and Citizenship concepts is developed through a focus on how Australia’s legal system works to support a democratic and just society. The teaching ideas in this resource assist students to gain knowledge and understanding regarding the factors that can undermine the application of the principles of justice.

An understanding of the Civics and Citizenship concepts is developed through a focus on Australia’s global roles and responsibilities and the values and practices that enable a resilient democracy to be sustained. The teaching ideas in this resource assist students to gain knowledge and understanding regarding the safeguards that protect Australia’s democratic system and society.

Learning Intentions

Resource Focus

Community safety and wellbeing is enhanced when individuals understand how to take action to report crimes.

Students Understand:

• Why people report crimes
• Why people may be reluctant to report crimes
• How Crime Stoppers provides anonymity

Lesson Ideas

Assessment

Choose a format to communicate your response to the following statement:

‘Dobbing’ is considered un-Australian but being responsible for a safe community means we can all take part in helping the police to remove unwanted criminals from our neighbourhood.