Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 32 - Tuesday, October 26. 2010

Hi Family. I'm not at school today; I'm in Victoria for my graduation ceremonies at Royal Roads University. Ms. Stoyles will be working with you today.

C - Law 12 -Today is your last day in the library to work on research and preparations for your controversial legal issues project. The project is due on Wednesday (yes that's tomorrow) so it would be wise for you to use your time to finish it today in the library. If you need to swap your project files on to a memory card or e-mail it to yourself at home so that you may finish the work do so. This is a major project mark so incomplete work will harm your grade...get it done and get it in, don't procrastinate. I've seen that you've worked hard in the library and I look forward to reading your ideas.

D - Geography 12 - Today you'll need to work on the physical weathering questions from yesterday in your week 8 package (questions 10, 12, 13, and 15 from page 442 of your Geosystems textbook). You can find the answers between pages 420-423 in the text and this flash animation website from the University of Kentucky Geology department will help as well. Next, we move on to chemical weathering. We'll take some notes down about carbonation (solution), oxidation, and hydration and fill in a chart on weathering types, rates, and their connection to climate conditions.

Lastly you'll need to work on questions 17, 20, and 21 from page 443 in the Geosystems text and you can find the answers between pages 423-427 in the text.

A - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today you have your next quiz in Law. After you've finised the quiz we'll turn our focus to Criminal Law in Canada; specifically looking at the physical and mental elements of a crime, the three types of criminal intent, attempts, conspiracies and the four parties to an offense. Ms. Stoyles will go through some important points with you in the note package I handed out to you last week and then you'll have a few questions to work on:

  1. Name and explain the two parts of a criminal offence

  2. List and explain the three types of Mens Rea

  3. Explain the difference between Intent and Motive in Criminal Law.

  4. Name and briefly explain the kind of offence that does not require Mens Rea

  5. What is the main requirement for an attempted offence? For a conspiracy?

  6. Read the following sections of the Criminal Code carefully. For each offence, describe the Actus Reus and the Mens Rea:
    343. Everyone commits robbery who…assaults any person with intent to steal from them
    342. Everyone who…has in their possession a credit card that they know was obtained by the commission of an offence (ie stealing or fraud) is guilty of an offence
    131. everyone commits perjury who, with intent to mislead, makes a false statement under oath knowing the evidence is false
    209. Everyone who, with intent to defraud any person, cheats while playing a card game is guilty of an offence

  7. As a joke, Jason points a gun, which he believes is not loaded, at Lana and fires. Lana dies of a gunshot wound to her head. Decide if Jason a) had the Actus Reus for the offence; and b) will be found guilty of murder (intentionally causing Lana’s death)

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