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 7 – Due Diligence

due diligence  (do͞o dĭl′ə-jəns), n. Taking the time and making the effort to do a reasonably good job at something; the opposite of negligence