The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies

Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.

Chapter 13 – Circumstantial Evidence

circumstantial evidence (sûr′kəm-stăn′shəl ĕv′ĭ-dəns), n. Indirect evidence that makes a person seem guilty. For example if a suspect is seen running away for the scene of a crime, a jury might assume that he’s guilty of the crime, even though no one saw him commit it.