Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday, October 10. 2013

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

C Block Criminology 12 - Today I'll review the violent crime chapter for Wednesday's quiz and then we'll watch an episode of Criminal Minds, "Empty Planet" from Season 2. In this episode The BAU travels to Seattle to identify and catch a serial bomber who has been terrorizing the city and targeting centers of automated technology. Working with the author of a science fiction novel that has become a guide for the bomber, the team attempts to determine why certain sites have been chosen as targets. I'll ask you to explain the profile that the team builds on the serial bomber after the episode is done and see whether we know our terrorism or not.

D Block Law 12 - Today we'll move into assault, sexual assault, other sexual offences, robbery, and abduction (taking down a few notes on these crimes). In Canada, there are three levels of assault, based on the level of severity and corresponding penalties:

Level One: assault (max penalty 5 years)
Level Two: assault causing bodily harm (max penalty 10 years)
Level Three: aggravated assault (max penalty 14 years)

These levels are identified in section 265 of the Criminal Code. All assaults have two common elements:
1. The accused must have intent to carry out the attack and cause harm.
2. There must be no consent by the victim (for example, as in a boxing match).

Now parents have rights to use corrective measures in order to discipline children. This issue was raised in the Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General) 2004 case. In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld Section 43 of the Criminal Code which "provides that a parent, teacher, or person acting in the place of a parent is justified in using force to correct a child’s behaviour that is under his or her care provided that the force used is reasonable in all of the circumstances". So what is "force"? The force must be used for educative or corrective purposes (not as a form of punishment) relating to restraining, controlling, or expressing disapproval of the actual behaviour of a child capable of benefiting from that correction; the force cannot result in harm or the prospect of harm.

After our discussion I'll have you work on questions 2, 3 and 4 on page 231 of the text. To help...

Implying death ( bodily harm or burning property (burn/destroy) *Must be believable and Must be imminent
CC 265 Assault
Any unwanted application of force against another person
Level 1 simple assault
Level 2 assault causing bodily harm
Level 3 aggravated assault
CC 273 Sexual AssaultAny unwanted sexual contact
Level 1 any touching (molestation).
Level 2 with a weapon
Level 3 aggravated (endanger life or wound/maim/disfigure)

Finally, we'll watch an episode of Law & Order from Season 10 called "Sundown". In the episode, a patient is found beaten to death in a hospital lounge -- and the resulting case involves infidelity, Alzheimer's disease and a ladies' man. I'll have a work sheet on the episode that I'd like you to work on after we finish the episode.

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we will finish up our look at crime scene investigation and you'll have time to work on your fingerprint graph assignment in class. Don't forget that the computer program that identifies digital fingerprints is called AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). We will also watch the CSI episode "Burden of Proof" (Season 2 Episode 215). Try to identify the evidence used to find out who committed the crime in the episode.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today I'll have you work on questions 1, 2 & 3 on page 72 of the Horizons textbook. After, we are going to take a look at the characters involved in the Rebellions of 1837 and 1838. In Upper Canada, Newspaper editor William Lyon Mackenzie (the paper was called The Colonial Advocate) was a fiery reformer and was five times elected to parliament by the citizens of the colony. He was considered as a serious agitator by the Family Compact and at the time he led the rebellion he was mayor of Toronto. Robert Baldwin was a reformer who was also wealthy, well educated, and a member of the Anglican Church. He wished for the governor to do what the elected assembly advised him to do (known as a "responsible government"). Sir Francis Bond Head was the newly appointed governor of Upper Canada in 1836. He accused the Reformers and Radical Reformers of wanting a Republican style of government (like that in the U.S.A.) and being traitors to King William IV and Great Britain.

In Nova Scotia, newspaper editor (the paper was called the Novascotian) Joseph Howe was first elected in 1836, campaigning on a platform of support for responsible government. This was the result of a long campaign against government corruption that ended with him winning a libel lawsuit laid against him. He argued that "the Colonial Governors must be commanded to govern by the aid of those who . . . are supported by a majority of the representative branch.” This measured approach differed from that of Mackenzie and of Louis Joseph Papineau...
Drapeau Quebec Patriotes 1837-38

For Lower Canada (Quebec), there were many issues surrounding the Chateau Clique but the large "elephant in the room" was the Anglophone/Francophone power, culture and language issue. Louis Joseph Papineau, lawyer, seigneur, leader of the Parti Canadien (Parti Patriote) became the voice of the rebellion in Lower Canada. Papineau, like Mackenzie in Upper Canada, promoted an American style Repubican Democracy - one that reflected the French Canadian power base in Lower Canada. After being elected, Papineau and a small committee put forward their demands in the "Ninety-Two Resolutions," which demanded control of revenues by the legislature, for responsibility of the executive and for election of the council. After being refused...events took a turn for the worse in Lower Canada (more to come).

The Canadian Encyclopedia Rebellions of 1837
Canadian Library Archives 1837 Rebellion
Histor!CA Rebellions of 1837 page

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