Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, November 1. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today you can start with the pro/con chart on Confederation that I'll give you in class. After, we will look at the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences in August and October 1864. We'll talk about the circus atmosphere of the Charlottetown Conference and examine the outcomes of the week long discussion. Next we'll look at the Quebec conference and identify all of the political and logistical problems that the Founders of Confederation had to overcome. We'll figure out what the Quebec Resolutions (also called the 72 Resolutions) were and see how taxation and representation issues were deal breakers for PEI and Newfoundland.

A Block Law 9/10 - Today in Law we will finish up our look at trials here in British Columbia. Monday sees Mr. Lees in our class for Aboriginal principles in Canadian Justice, Tuesday we're back in the library for more work on the Fairy Tale Crime Report activity, Wednesday is our unit final and Thursday is the lass class for junior law.

D Block Law 12 - Today you'll have time to work on the questions I assigned yesterday: questions 2, 4 and 5 from page 270; 2 & 5 on page 273; 1, 3, & 5 on page 281; 4 & 5 page 283. I'll have an episode of Law & Order from season 10 for you to watch called "Loco Parentis". From"After sanitation workers find a teenage boy's body, the investigation leads to a school bully who displays an avid interest in martial-arts weapons, and whose father bought the murder weapon" the question at hand is can you charge the parents of a child for their actions and your indifference to them (wilful blindness)?

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll move on to social order crimes. Immoral acts are distinguished from crimes on the basis of the social harm they cause. Acts that are believed to be extremely harmful to the general public are usually outlawed, whereas acts that only the harm the actor themselves are more likely to be tolerated. Acts that are illegal because they are viewed as a threat to morality are called public order crimes. I'll remind you that we already looked at the difference between what is deviant and what is criminal and this topic covers crimes that straddle the line between the two. People who lobby hard for their morals to become law are called moral entrepreneurs or crusaders. The power of moral entrepreneurs can be quite strong and we'll see that today. After we discuss moral entrepreneurs (crusaders) and then we will deal with the issue of prostitution in Canada. We will understand the different types of prostitutes (street walkers, circuit travelers, bar girls, brothels, call girls and escort services). We'll look at some high profile cases (former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer) and examine the reasons why people turn to prostitution. For homework I'll have you work on three questions:

  1. Should drugs be legalized? Why? If you believe drugs should be legalized, think about whether all drugs should be legalized or just a select few. Why should certain drugs be legalized and others not?
  2. Should prostitution be legalized? Why? If you believe it should be legalized, should all the forms of prostitution described in your text be legalized, or only a select few? If prostitution were legalized should government be able to exercise some control over it?
  3. Does pornography lead to violence? Why? Is it harmful? Why Consider all forms of pornography (what is currently legal and illegal) when you answer this question.
Today we'll watch an episode of Leverage (the Boost Job) from Season 3. I'd like you to pay attention to is the skill set that each member of the leverage team has: Nathan "Nate" Ford "The Mastermind"; Sophie Devereaux "The Grifter"; Alec Hardison "The Hacker"; Eliot Spencer "The Hitter"; and Parker "The Thief". I'd also like you to think of the types of crime in the show and how each one was perpetrated (auto theft, embezzlement, fraud, and theft). In the episode Nate (the master mind of the group) briefs the team and explains that the owner of Penzer's Auto, Duke Penzer, is an ex-racer and he "clones" stolen cars by registering them in other states. Parker (the thief) knows all about how car theft works and explains how Penzer runs his scam...The episode deals with auto theft, fraud, gangs and good burglars.

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