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Sociology Students Experience the Court Process

By: Dakota Rench

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Mr. Hornbeck’s ONU Sociology classes attended a field trip to the Miami County Court House to experience the judicial process that occurs every day.

Starting early in the morning, students observed an array of misdemeanor cases ranging from minor traffic violations, drug possession and paraphernalia, to probation violations and other violations of the law. Once the court process was completed there was time given to the students to discuss and ask questions concerning the law and its processes with the Judge, prosecuting attorney, and receive information from state highway patrol officers.

Once concluded, the students enjoyed a delicious meal from the local Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill. Overall, the experience was enjoyable for most students, who felt they had a better understanding of the judicial process and had thoroughly experienced an average day of court hearings.

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