Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Today's schedule is C-D-Lunch-B-A

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Thursday you will continue your look at crime scene investigation procedures and we will begin our work on our case study project. You will need to imagine that you are a constable in the Comox Valley R.C.M.P. detachment specializing in criminalistics and crime scene analysis. You are going to create a crime scene dossier file that you would normally put together for the Crown Counsel. You have been called out to a crime scene here in the Comox Valley and when you arrive at the scene you need to begin your narrative report. What do you need to do?
  • Create a crime (ex: murder, arson, kidnapping, assault)
  • Choose eight pieces of evidence (from the list below) that you would find at the crime scene and either help you solve the crime or mislead the investigators
  • Create a victim, a perpetrator, two other potential subjects, & witnesses (not necessary)
  • Create a dossier file that contains the following: a walk through narrative; pictures of the eight pieces of evidence (with a description, a tag number, and an explanation of where it was found); a detailed crime scene diagram/sketch with pictures of what the crime scene looked like and the identification of evidence; forensics lab sheets for each piece of evidence that describes the evidence and explains what the evidence tells you; transcripts of any interviews conducted by investigators (including potential eyewitnesses or suspects); a narrative of how you "solved" the crime so that the Crown Counsel can move forward with laying charges and proceed to trial.

Evidence to choose from: human hair, synthetic hair, carpet fibres, cotton fibres, bullet cartridges, bullet holes, finger prints, foot/shoe prints, blood stains (drip, splatter, pool), bodily fluids, skin epithelials, tube of lipstick, can of coke, apple core, piece of rope, body, accellerants, matches, money (wallet), poisons, bugs or larvae (blowflies), cigar or cigarette but, mug, tire treads, or any other trace evidence but you must approve the other evidence with me.

I will have examples for you to look at and we will also work on this next week in class.

D - Geography 12 - Thursday we start with the Simpsons episode Bart vs Australia (you can watch it here). After we find out that in the country Rand McNally water travels backwards, people wear hats on their feet, and hamburgers eat people...we will really make sense of the Coriolis force. No toilets are not affected by the Coriolis force but both meso and macro scale weather patterns are. We will work on the Project Atmosphere Canada lesson Air: The High and Low of it. You'll need to finish questions 19 & 21 from page 177 in your Geosystems text.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we move on to tides, currents, and waves. We will take a few diagrams down about: the properties of an ocean wave; global ocean currents; and spring and neap tides. A good quick video on tides can be found here. We'll continue watching the Blue Planet video on oceans and then you'll work on "For Review" questions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11 from page 405 of your Earth Science and the Environment textbook.
The following two websites may help:
NOAA - Tides and Water Levels
CRD Ocean Currents

A - Law 12
- Today we continue our look at trial procedures and will discuss what "privileged communication" is. We will then shift into sentencing and look at the objectives of sentencing (deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, re socialization, and segregation). You will need to answer the following questions:
  1. Define: absolute discharge, conditional discharge, probation, suspended sentence, concurrent sentence, consecutive sentence, intermittent sentence, indeterminate sentence, parole, day parole, statutory release, and pardon
  2. page 162 questions 8 & 11
  3. page 166 questions 1, 2, & 4
  4. page 171 questions 4 & 7
This takes us to the end of our criminal law unit and tomorrow we will watch an episode of Law & Order. On Monday you'll have a unit final quiz and then we will turn our focus to civil law.

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