Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monday, October 24. 2011

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

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will have our last journal entry. This week we'll look at white collar and corporate crime and today I'd like you to work on a journal entry based on questions in the textbook (and the documentary "The Corporation" that we'll watch this week). I'd like you to answer the question "Can Corporations Commit Murder?" If a corporation is considered as a person in law (as it is in the US) who can be held liable (responsible) if a corporation kills people? Use questions 1 & 2 from page 285 as well as question 1 from page 291 in your Criminology the Core textbook to help. Find an example of a story where a company was held responsible for the death of people and use it to support your ideas. Check out the following: Redefining Corporate Crime (look at the bullet points half way through the article) Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (a law in the UK) Corporate Crime
Reporter Top 100 Corporate Criminals
(most are fraud, antitrust and financial) Newser (news
stories about corporate crime).

If you're finished all of your blog entries then you can begin to research your seminar topic. Instead of an essay or a survey of criminological theory worksheet I thought I'd give you the opportunity to spend some time looking at something that really interests you in Criminology. So basically I'd like to have a seminar on Wednesday and Thursday where you have up to five minutes to present information on a criminology topic to the class. You can look at a specific crime, a specific criminal, a specific criminological theory, a criminal justice & enforcement technique that reduces crime, or any other criminological topic but it really should be of interest to you. So if you're really interested in gangs you can choose that (what they do, how they do it, where they operate). If you're really interested in a specific gang you can choose that (the Hells Angels or the Bandidos). If you're really interested in how police infiltrate gangs you can choose that. What should this look like? You'll have five minutes and you can use either your blog or powerpoint or some web based resource for graphic information. Tell the class what you found out about your topic and why it interests you.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll look at Mass Wasting (falls, slides, and flows). We will figure out the causes of Mass Wasting by looking at both the driving and resisting forces on hillsides and slopes. We will try to figure out some slope stabilization practices and specifically we'll look at what has been done at Goose Spit to stop erosion of the Willemar Bluffs along Balmoral Beach. We'll also review the problems of the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99 from West Vancouver to Squamish). You will define rock fall, debris avalanche, landslide, mudflow, and soil creep and work on questions 27 & 32 from page 443 in your Geosystems text.

SWEET Landslide video from National Geographic

SWEET Japanese Landslide video

United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard
Federal Emergency Management Association Landslide & Debris Flow
National Park Service Mass Wasting
Geological Survey of Canada Landslides
University of Kentucky Earth Science Department Mass Wasting animation
National Atlas of the United States Landslides
OUC Foundations of Physical Geography Mass Wasting

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll quickly take a look at searches and then we'll focus our attention on the procedures associated with a criminal trial here in BC. We'll look at who is in the courtroom, what kind of evidence can be introduced and used and the stages of a trial. You'll get a few questions to look at today:
  1. What is "Burden of Proof" in a criminal trial and who has it?
  2. In your own words explain what "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" means
  3. List the steps in selecting juries for trials and explain the role of a jury in a criminal trial
  4. Which side (Crown or Defence) presents first in a criminal trial and why?
  5. What is a "leading question"?
  6. What is cross examination?
  7. What is the difference between direct and circumstantial evidence?
  8. Criminal Offences activity (in your package there is a page titled Criminal Offences and it asks you to match the categories of offences with the pictures on the page)
  9. Criminal Defences activity (in your package there is a page titled Defences and it asks you to try to define the defences associated with the pictures on the page)

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll examine the horrors of trench warfare in World War One. We'll look at the advances in technology that caused the stalemate on the Western Front and the slaughter of millions of men. To begin we'll take a few notes down about the Schlieffen Plan and the Western Front. Next we'll look at what trenches were like and then we'll watch the Canada: A People's History episode "Go Out and Meet Death Bravely"

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