Sunday, October 2, 2011

Monday, October 3. 2011

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

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will be in the library to work on our third blog entry and I'd like you to find out as much information as you can about two notorous Canadian murderers... Clifford Robert Olson Jr. (Serial) and Marc L├ępine (Mass). For this assignment I'd like you to tell me what they did and why they did it....use Levin & Fox's typology of serial and mass murder to explain motives. Do not use Wikipedia as your source for this assignment use the links on the names above. Aside from answering what they did and why they did it, also try to answer what can we learn from their horrific actions and is it ever possible to stop people like this in Canada? Why or Why not?

B Bloock Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we start on Volcanoes....Sweet! It's a Bill Nye the Science Guy video (brought to you by the Law Offices of Magma, Lava, Tefra, and Pumice making mountains out of vent holes for over four billion years) and then we'll try to understand the five different types of volcanoes, with examples, and see if we can figure out where these beasts are on the planet. This all sets us up for our Mt. Rainier project later on next week. We'll look at the Mount Saint Helens eruption of 1980 (May 18th at 8:32 am) and watch some sweet vids on Kilauea. Warning: Geek Alert! (By the way at the 1:55 minute mark of the video you'll see Bill @ Mount Saint Helens...not too far off from where the picture of he and I was taken....like I said Geek Alert!) If you missed it here's the YouTube link to the video we're watching in class


C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are going to 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 Block Social Studies 11 - Today you've got a bit of time to finish up Friday's work:
You'll have to answer the following questions:

  1. What is a pressure group? What is a lobbyist? How do they influence government?
  2. What is the role of the media in the political process (think news, reporting, campaigns, and advertising)? and
  3. What is civil disobedience? What are the three "guidelines" for practicing civil disobedience?
Next we'll be looking at the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You need to look through pages 275 to 276 in your Counterpoints text and summarize our legal rights outlined in sections 7-14 of the Charter (figure 11-7 on p. 276 would be a good place). Next, you need to identify what our fundamental freedoms and equality rights are (page 299) - Note: This should be in point form. Last, work on questions 1-3 on page 303 dealing with the Abrams v. Doug Collins & North Shore Free Press Ltd. (1996) B.C. human rights tribunal case. Don't ask, “Do we have to write a letter for question one?” and the answer is yes. You have today and tomorrow to work on this and it will be due on Friday (when you've got your test).

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