Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18. 2011

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll continue with our focus on 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. We will go through some important points in the note package I handed out to you yesterday 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)
D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we start by reviewing the work from yesterday's class where we started our look at the economic causes of the first world war. Today we'll focus on imperialism and militarism. We'll then look at the British naval escalation (HMS Dreadnought) and the massive arms development in Germany. After this we'll review the system of alliances (Triple Alliance / Triple Entente) and nationalism (Serbian "Black Hand" and Austria-Hungary control over the Balkans). Lastly we will look at Gavrillo Princip and the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia. You will need to work on the "Making Connection" questions 1 & 2 from the "Balance of Power" handout. You will also need to work on questions 1 & 2 from page 24 along with question 2 from page 47 in the Counterpoints textbook.

A Block Criminology 12 -
Today we will continue our look at property crime and theft. We'll turn our focus to shoplifting and you'll need to answer the following:
  1. What are the differences between a professional and an occasional thief?
  2. What is a "situational inducement"?
  3. What is a "Booster", a "Heel", a "Snitch", a "Fence"?
For the rest of today and tomorrow you'll work on the following activity:

You work for the Retail Council of Canada and have been hired to create a poster campaign about shoplifting. The poster campaign has two purposes:
  1. To help employees identify people who are shoplifting and
  2. To explain how to reduce shoplifting in stores (target hardening and target removal strategies)

Look at figure 11.2 on page 257 in the Criminology text for help. Here are some further ideas and points.....

Spot the Shoplifter: Unfortunately, there is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Thieves come in all ages, races and from various backgrounds. However, there are some signs that should signal a red flag for retailers. While the following characteristics don't necessarily mean guilt, retailers should keep a close eye on shoppers who exhibit the following:

  1. Spends more time watching the cashier or sales clerk than actually shopping.
  2. Wears bulky, heavy clothing during warm weather or coats when unnecessary.
  3. Walks with short or unnatural steps, which may indicate that they are concealing lifted items.
  4. Takes several items into dressing room and only leaves with one item.
  5. Seems nervous and possibly picks up random items with no interest.
  6. Frequently enters store and never makes a purchase.
  7. Enters dressing room or rest rooms with merchandise and exits with none.
  8. Large group entering the store at one time, especially juveniles. A member of the group causes a disturbance to distract sales staff.
This will take the whole class to complete and will be handed in on Thursday for marks.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we're going to start our new unit on gradation. We've looked at the process of building up the land through tectonics and energy from below. Now we'll focus on breaking down the surface of the Earth and today we cover "geomorphology". We'll look at some slopes on Google Earth and then you will need to work on questions 2, 5, and 6 from page 442 in your Geosystems text. The United States Geological Survey has a good web page on Landslides here and this flash animation website from the University of Kentucky Geology department will help as well.
The Atlas of Canada has a good site on Landslides in Canada as does the Geological Survey of Canada.

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