Mock Trial

General Mock Trial Resources:

The Insanity Defense: A Closer Look :
This page defines the insanity defense.

 The Free Dictionary - The Insanity Defense :
A definition and history of the use of the insanity defense can be found on this site.

The 'Lectric Law Library - Legal Definition of First Degree Murder  -
A brief definition of this charge.

Criminal Info Network - Types of Serious Crime-
Find out the difference between manslaughter and murder.

Cross Examination in Criminal Cases -
Find out how and when to cross examine a witness at this site. 

American Government - Trial Tactics Used by Attorneys in Court - Common Trial Objections-
This page provides instruction on how to place an objection.

Order in the Court -
This site provides information on how a court is set up and roles of people in the court system.

NHBA - Mock Trial Competition Handbook -
This document provides valuable information on how to conduct a mock trial.

Law Adventure Mock Trial Exercises  for Grades Seven and Eight -
Resources for students in middle school to develop a mock trial.

The Amistad Case: A Mock Trial -
This site provides links for information on trial preparation and trial procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Suffocate?-


Lizzy Borden Mock Trial Resources:

Crime Library- The Persistence of the Lizzie Borden Case in American Culture
Facts about the Lizzie Borden case are available on this site.

Everthing2 - Lizzie Borden
A brief description of the Lizzie Borden case can be found on this link.

Lizzie Borden Mock Trial -
Great resources on Lizzie Borden as well as forensic science, business law and court procedures.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden- Selected Photos -
Click on links to see photographs from the Lizzie Borden case

 The Trial of Lizzie Borden-Selected Maps and Diagrams
Check out the maps and diagrams on this site for the Lizzie Borden case.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden-Selected Newspaper Articles -
This site provides links to newspaper articles on the Lizzie Borden case.

The Borden Trial-Biographies of Key Players -
Biographies are provided for major figures in the Lizzie Borden case.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden - Links and Bibliography -
Check out these links for information on the Lizzie Borden case.