In this section you will hear and take notes on a two-part lecture by Professor Michael Anglin, a lawyer who is interested in methods that are used to find criminals. The title of the lecture is Crime and Ways of Solving Crime. Professor Anglin will review categories and types of crime, and go on to discuss some methods of solving crime.
BEFORE THE LECTURE
One way to begin to become familiar with the technical vocabulary of a particular subject is to try organizing it into word groups. Surprisingly, you might find that you understand more than you think you do.
Look at the word map for organizing different kinds of crime vocabulary. Then read the list of words below the word map. Work with a partner and write the words in the appropriate word groups on the map. Use a dictionary if necessary. You can also ask other classmates or your teacher for help.
Categories of crime
accused DNA testing identity theft misdemeanor
blue-collar crime fare evasion judge
SHAPE * MERGEFORMAT
If you find that there are some parts of a lecture that you cannot understand because the lecturer is speaking quickly or the ideas and vocabulary are difficult, do not panic!
Develop a system that you can use during a lecture for noting down ideas or words that you need to check. The fastest way is to use circles, question marks, or asterisks to mark problem items. You can use this method during the lecture itself.
After the lecture, make notes of your questions in the margin. Your questions could involve minor items, such as spelling, or major items, such as comprehension of an idea or opinion.
Take the Lime to clarify any information that you do not understand. Most lecturers will encourage you to ask questions. Otherwise, you can try to clarify’ anything that you do not understand by asking your classmates, looking in your textbook, or doing research in a library or online.
Look at the student’s notes below. They are notes on the beginning of Professor Anglins lecture. The circles, question marks, and asterisks indicate things that the student has not understood. Now look at the right side of the page and notice the questions about these things that the student has written.
Listen to an excerpt from the lecture and try’ to answer the student’s questions.
З I Ask other classmates for clarification, if necessary.