Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today and Monday are the last days in the Library for work on our Physiographic Regions of Canada project. The assignment sheet can be found in the K Drive on the computers at school (K:\Mr. A. Young\Social Studies 10) and it's titled "ss10 physio proj.pdf". Please use your time wisely as you only have today and Monday left in the library...after that if you need computer time it will have to be on your own. This assignment is due next Friday (September 27th) and I will have poster paper available for you if you've decided to complete a poster for this assignment. Work Hard and Good Luck.
The Canadian Atlas Online
Natural Resources Canada Maps
The Canadian Encyclopedia Physiographic Regions
How Stuff Works: The Physical Geography of Canada
Natural Resources Canada: Geoscape Canada
The Canadian Atlas Online: Climate/Extremes of Weather

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll continue to understand what a psychopath is. Dr. Robert Hare of the University of British Columbia created a checklist called the PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised). We'll examine the "Unholy Trinity" of serial killer characteristics and today we'll watch a 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) 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. Here is some information about hackers to add to your profile.

From the article Psychological Profile of Network Intruder by Dragan Pleskonjic, Veljko Milutinovic, Nemanja Macek, Borislav Djordjevic and Marko Caric

A hacker is defined as a person who knowledgeably use computer to avoid rules and restrictions. All kinds of network intruders can also be called hackers. A simple conclusion can be made - hacking is about respect, reputation and acknowledgment. Any individual might be tempted to believe that hackers are very altruistic, do serve the environment and are socially engaged. Hackers try to solve interesting problems, and they learn to keep score primarily by what other hackers think of their skill.

Hackers are more or less anonymous so it is not easy to provide detailed information about their activity and motivation. Does the very fact that they spend much time using computer for activities not considered to be scientific but yet involving curiosity, suggests their personality? Is the choice of their interest caused by their inner disharmony? Regarding the amount of damage they caused, rough answer would often be yes! However, we should emphasize once again that it difficult to properly classify all those invading network systems.

• most of computer users are white males aging 12-28 years
• most of hackers have a good repertoire of social skills
• the term middle-class is meaningless, for most computer users considers themselves members of middle-class

Intrusion in the network system requires skill, creativity and very often the ability to deceive other people. It can be classified as a mixture of computer skills and psychology. In any case, it would be person who uses the secrets of his trade to make all kinds of manipulations. It does not necessarily mean that he deceives everybody and everyone, but it definitely means that in many situations he feels relieved of moral responsibility for his actions. Moreover, he would often justify them. Hackers are likely to practice their profession until the age of thirty after which time most of them willingly leave such way of life. This comes in support of a profile of typical young burglar who is not critical enough of his actions. The fact that they are young and reckless, however, cannot fully justify such behavior A hacker is particularly inspired by the opportunity to commit a crime of theft without being physically present. Even the reward can come by itself. The ones who steal are called thieves. The ones who cause damage to the property are called destructive.

D Block Law 12 - Today we'll finish sections 7 - 14 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (legal rights section). I'll have you work on the following questions: page 54 q 1-3; page 56 q 1, 2 and 4; and page 60 question 1. For the rest of the class we'll be talking about equality and looking at section 15.

From the Website

To prove section 15 has been violated you must show:

•You were treated differently from others because of the law
•The different treatment was because of a reason set out under section 15 (race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability) or an analogous reason (a personal trait like sexual orientation, marital status, or citizenship)
•The different treatment amounts to discrimination under section 15. For example, does the law have the effect of saying the person is less worthy of respect or consideration than other people? Is the person part of a group that has been stereotyped, suffered prejudice or been historically disadvantaged? How does the different treatment relate to the persons circumstances?

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll watch the Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit episode "Closure" This episode deals with the short and long-term effects of a sexual assault on a victim.

From "Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail, yet unable to properly identify her attacker when push comes to shove. When the detectives revisit the case a few months later, they find the woman even less willing to talk about what happened, as she claims she has moved on."

I want you to think hard during this episode and pay careful attention to what happens with Harper's character. What are the short and long term impacts on victims of Crime? Use Harper in the Law & Order episode you watched today and Chapter 3 pages 51-4 in CRIM textbook to help. This will form the basis of your blog entry on Monday.

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