Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7. 2011

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

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today is your Government of Canada unit final test and if you prepared for it I am certain you will do well. You have the whole block to complete this test. Good Luck

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll be in the classroom and we'll examine the people who work in a forensic lab. When we're done we'll watch a CSI episode from season 3 (Abra Cadaver where Grissom, Warrick, and Sara investigate when a woman vanishes while taking part in a magician's act. The primary suspect is the magician. Catherine and Nick investigate the apparent overdose of a rock star). The forensic scientists we'll look at today are:

Forensic Anthropologists
Forensic Biologists
DNA Specialists
Forensic Serologist
Forensic Botanists
Forensic Dendrologists
Forensic Chemists
Forensic Toxicologists
Forensic Odontologists
Forensic Entomologists
Forensic Geologists
Forensic Pathologists
Forensic Physicists
Ballistics Specialists
Forensic Psychologists
Fingerprint Analysts
Voice Identification Specialists
Forensic Artists
Document Examiners
Computer Forensic Specialist
Forensic Photographer

Check out SFU's "So you want to be a Forensic Scientist" webpage or check out the "All you ever wanted to know about Forensic Science in Canada but didn't know who to ask" booklet compiled by Dr. Gail Anderson and posted by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we're back in the library to continue our research on the Orting high school case study. Should the town of Orting, Washington, build a new high school to attract people to their community or not? What will the impact of increased population be on the tiny town that sits in the shadows of Mt. Rainier? The assignment is in your week 5 package and was posted on this blogsite so check out yesterday's entry. Remember my note of caution...

What is the greatest danger to Orting? Of all that could potentially happen at Mount Rainier what poses the greatest threat? Now ask yourself what triggers that threat? What causes it to happen? Last think about the statistical likelyhood of that event happening. How likely is the event to occur in the next 5, 10, 100, or 1000 years? Check out the risk analysis section of the COTF website for help here.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will finish our look at the causes for sexual assault. We'll look at evolutionary and biological factors (remember Sigmund Freud's Thantos and Eros or instinctual drives that allowed species to be successful?) We'll look at modern male socialization (boys are taught to be aggressive, forceful, tough, and dominating...think about how boys play when they're young). We'll look at hypermasculinity (where some men have callous sexual attitudes and believe that violence is "manly"). We'll look at violent experiences (remember that those boys who were exposed to violence in the household are more likely to commit violent acts when they grow older) and we'll look at Sexual motivation (social, cultural, and psychological forces...think about the messages hidden in Axe body spray commercials).

We'll watch a Criminal Minds episode today "The Aftermath". The BAU (Behavioural Analysis Unit) investigates a serial rapist who had been attacking young women at religious schools and stopped for six weeks. He has resumed his attacks, but is now targeting a different demographic of women. We'll try to understand what type of sexual assaulter the unsub is and unpack his motives.

Enjoy the long weekend...Pau Hana Ohana!

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