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Juror #3


You have been presented with the evidence that Johnny has been abused and neglected in his home by his parents, which may or may not have contributed to his troubled life. In order to come to a conclusion of whether or not Johnny’s abusive home life played a part in the murder, you must research abuse. 

1. First, define the following words in your spiral notebook:

  • abuse
  • neglect
  • poverty
  • environment

2. Then, visit the following websites and take notes on what you learn. Use the websites below to learn about the four types of abuse and the long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Think about how this information relates to Johnny.


3. Finally share below whether or not you think Johnny should be convicted of murder based on what you have researched.