Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 20. 2011

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we start with our first quiz in the course...RELAX I'm sure you'll do fine. There is a bonus question for you should you choose to complete it it will be on the board in the class for you. Yesterday we started our look at serious crime focusiong on the difference between serial and mass murder. We started our look at the "Unholy Trinity" of serial killer characteristics and today we'll continue our look at these people by examining the psychopath. Yesterday I indicated that Dr. Robert Hare of the University of British Columbia created a checklist called the PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised). We didn't get to the video on how profiling was developed in the F.B.I. Behavioural Science Unit (through the efforts of many highlighted by the work of John Douglas) so we'll watch that today. The first part of the video focuses on Wayne Williams and then looks at Robert Hansen. Don't forget that in Canada the R.C.M.P. call the technique criminal investigative analysis.

Since we're looking at profiling...I'll have you try to build a criminal profile of a computer hacker. I'd like you to read through the section in your class text (handout) on “geographic profiling” and then using the information about organized criminals on page 7 of your handout, try to build a profile of a person who commits criminal mischief (computer hacking) in the class. Complete this as a “dossier file” and imagine that it will be provided to the computer forensics department of the local R.C.M.P. detachment.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we continued to work on our comic strip about the legislative process in Canada (how a Bill becomes a Law). Today you'll have about 25 minutes to continue this assignment as it is due in class tomorrow. At the end of the class we looked at the Senate of Canada and tomorrow you'll have a few questions on the Senate and Senate Reform to look at. Remember that the Senate plays an important role in the leadership of this country - just not as pronounced as the executive headed by the Prime Minister. Today I'd like to begin a discussion on the qualities of leadership. In essence I want you to think about people who you would follow and describe what makes a good leader. Try to avoid confusing leadership with success and popularity. So with a partner brainstorm a list of people who you think make good leaders and identify the qualities or traits of leadership that you admire or think are important. When we're finished going over your ideas work on the following questions:

1. What are your top five qualities of leadership? Explain them with examples to help.
2. How can leaders motivate people to follow them and get people to be involved in social issues?
3. What is the worst fault a leader can have? Why?
4. Can you be a good leader but not be a good communicator? Why or why not?
5. Why is it important to have a good leader as the Prime Minister of Canada?

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we start with our first quiz in the course...RELAX I'm sure you'll do fine. There is a bonus question for you should you choose to complete it it will be on the board in the class for you. After, I’d like you to read through the "Problems of Crime Victims" on pages 51-4 and "Theories of Victimization" dealing with Victim Precipitation, Lifestyle, and Routine Activities on pages 61-64 in the Criminology: The Core text. After discussing these sections your job will be to complete the following:

1. Explain the impacts of crime on victims (both short and long term)
2. Explain and compare the three theories of crime victimization (as a silo chart) and
3. Questions 2 & 3 on page 72 in the text.

B Block Geography 12 - OK Lets get this out of the way right now....No the movie the Core is not possible. We do not have the technology to burrow our way to the core of the earth and detonate a nuclear device in order to start the liquid outer core rotating. Today we start with tectonics and the internal structure/composition of the earth. We'll take some notes down in the week 3 package on core, mantle, and crust and then we'll watch the first 20 minutes of the Amazing Planet DVD from National Geographic. You may use the Earth Interior web page or the Dynamic Earth webpage to help with questions 7 & 8 from page 366 of your Geosystems text (answers can be found between pages 334 and 336 of the text).

Use this diagram for your notes in the week 3 package.

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