Monday, September 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 17. 2013

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

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we start with our first quiz in the course...RELAX I'm sure you'll do fine. There is a bonus question for you should you choose to complete it it will be on the board in the class for you.

You now know that the crime data indicate that rates have declined significantly in the past few years and are now far less than they were a decade ago. One of the major suspected causes for the crime rate drop is the age structure of society; the number of young males in Canada is lower than before and the data sources show relatively stable patterns in the crime rate. Ecological patterns show that crime varies by season and by urban versus rural environment, however there is evidence of gender patterns in the crime rate: Men commit more crime than women. Age is one of the largest influences on crime; young people commit more crime than the elderly (and there are fewer young people in society). Crime data show that people commit less crime as they age, but the significance and cause of this pattern are still not completely understood. Similarly, racial and class patterns appear in the crime rate. However, it is still unclear whether these are true differences or a function of discriminatory law enforcement. Today I'll have you work on three questions about crime trends:

  1. Using pages 37 to 46 in the CRIM textbook outline and explain the crime patterns in relation to ecology, firearms, social class, age, gender and race.
  2. What is a chronic offender and what is the significance of Marvin Wolfgang's discovery (why is identifying the chronic offender important)?
  3. How would you explain the gender differences in the crime rate (why do you think males are more violent than females)? 

D Block Law 12 - So yesterday we got caught up in our Fundamental Freedoms outlined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This morning I'd like to start with you getting into partners and discuss the Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (2006) case on pages 41-42 of the All About Law text. After we discuss the case I'd like you and youir partner to choose four of the items/statements/scenarios from the list below. If you need to, use your All About Law text and then we'll figure out whether or not Section 2 of the Charter covers the following...

After we discuss this I'll have you work on questions 1-4 of the Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI Macdonald Corp., (2007) on page 44 in the text. I'd also like you to work on question 3 from page 46 which deals with the R. v. Keegstra (1990) and R. v. Butler (1992) cases.

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we will start with our first quiz in the course then we'll venture off to the library to begin work on a small project about nasty people. It will be your job to create a poster on a serial killer.

Select a criminal from the list below and discuss your selection with me to obtain approval to proceed with your research no later than Today. No more than two students may choose the same criminal and your selection of a criminal is on a first-come, first-served basis. Prepare a poster on your criminal that must include the following information:

1. Name of the criminal (including an image of them) along with any aliases they may have.
Summary (not details) of the crime(s) the criminal committed, with corresponding dates (year only) of the crimes.
2. Explain the type of victim that the criminal sought
3. Explain how the criminal was caught (by whom & how? What led to his/her capture?)
4. Indicate the criminal's background, childhood, method of committing the crime, and characteristics which cause the criminal to fit within the particular theory you selected.
5. State, define, and explain the criminological theory, (classical, biological, psychological, sociological, or integrated) which explains the criminal's behaviour
6. State which serial killer category the criminal is: mission-oriented, hedonistic, visionary, power/control, thrill killer, expedience killer; (and define whichever category you select)

Robert William Pickton
Clifford Olson
John Wayne Gacy
Ted Bundy
Dennis Rader (BTK)
David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)
Jeffrey Dahmer
Gary Ridgeway (Green River Killer)
Henry Lee Lucas & Otis Toole
Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker)
Aileen Wurnos
Dorothea Puente
Karla Homolka & Paul Bernardo
Genene Jones (Angel of Mercy)
Ed Gein
Angelo Buono & Kenneth Bianchi (Hillside Stranglers)
The Zodiac Killer
Robert Hansen
Wayne Williams
Edmund Emil Kemper III
Charles Ng & Leonard Lake
Coral Eugene Watts
Cary Stayner
John Allan Mohammad & Lee Boyd Malvo (Beltway Snipers)
Danny Rolling (Gainesville Ripper)
Joel Rifkin
Randy Kraft
Albert Fish
Kenneth Allan McDuff

Here are a few links to help you get started:

TruTv Serial Killers site
How Stuff Works Serial Killer Web Site
Federal Bureau of Investigation Serial Killers site
All Serial Killers web site
Kari Sable serial killers site
Internet Crime Archives
Seize the Night Serial Killers Web Site
Mind of a Killer Serial Killer web site
Mental Floss Female Serial Killer Web site 

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll begin the class with the last two themes of Geography (movement and regions) and a quick explanation of systems and spheres, then we're off to the Library for the first day of 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". Here is what the intro states:

It will be your job to research and present information on each one of the six physiographic regions of Canada but the format of your presentation is entirely up to you. You may choose from one of the following: A graphic informational poster; a trip diary/journal with photos; a web page or blog; a power point presentation in front of the class; a children’s book; or even an interpretive dance like the opening ceremony of the Olympics - but not that long and it absolutely must have jazzy hands in it. My point is you can choose whatever format you feel works best for you as long as you show the required information. So, what is that information?

  1. Location & Landscape (where is it, what does it look like, and how was it formed)
  2. Weather & Climate (what is the climate like, how does the climate affect the region, and what kind of cool weather stuff goes on there)
  3. Flora & Fauna (what ecosystems or ecozones are there in each region and identify the main plants and animals that live in each region…are any endangered? Why?)
  4. Natural Resources & Food (identify the renewable and non-renewable resources that are abundant and extracted in each region and identify the foods and farming done in each region)
  5. Urban Development & Cities (Where do people live in these areas? How much of Canada’s population lives there – population density?)
Take a read through the sheet - it's got web sites to use and we have three days in the lab to research information and begin to piece it together in some presentation format. Ask questions and good luck

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