Thursday, October 17, 2013

Friday, October 18. 2013

Today's schedule is A-AG-B-C-D 

A Block Law 9/10 - Today you'll continue to work on your "Parties to an Offense" poster activity. You'll get an 11x17 sheet of paper; you'll select one criminal offense; and then you'll need to draw/identify the four parties to that offense (primary actor or perpetrator, aider, abettor, and counselor). Look in the pocket Criminal Codes to find an offence that interests you, like any of the following: Alarming the Queen CC 49; Animal Cruelty CC 446(1); Aggravated Assault CC 268; Bigamy CC 290 (1); Injuring or Endangering Cattle (cow tipping) CC 444; Kidnapping (forcible confinement) CC 279; Making Counterfit Money CC 449; Disorderly Conduct - Causing a Distrubance CC 175 (1); Extortion CC 346; Arson CC 433; or First Degree Murder CC 231. Once you've found a crime that interests you sketch out a preliminary diagram that shows the four parties to that offence...

Help with Parties to an Offense: You are a party if you
• Actually commit 21(1)(a)
• Aid – 21(1)(b)
• Abet – 21(1)(c)
• Counsel or procure (22(1) &(2))

The effect of being a party is that you are guilty of committing an offense – you can be a robber in any of the ways set out. It is not a separate offense. You criminal record will reflect that you were guilty of robbery, not abetting robbery. 

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to wrap up our work on the 1837-8 Rebellions in Canada by focusing on the report prepared by Lord Durham along with the Act of Union (1841) and responsible government in 1848. We'll also take some time to speculate on what it would be like if Durham's suggestions about anglicizing Lower Canada (Canada East / Quebec) were acted upon. I'll have you work on questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook. For more check out:
Musee McCord Museum "The Aftermath of the Rebellions flash movie 

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we will continue our look at property crime and theft. We'll continue our focus on shoplifting and you'll need to work the following:

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 pages 228-229 in the CRIM 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 Monday for marks.
D Block Law 12 - Today we'll review yesterday's topics of firearms, street racing, prostitution and obscenity. Since we didn't get to them I'll have you work on questions 1-5 on page 240 of the All About Law text.

1. What is the difference between prohibited and restricted firearms?
2. What must a citizen in Canada do to legally possess or use a gun?
3. Summarize some of the newest legislation dealing with firearms.
4. Explain the main aspects of the street racing legislation in the Criminal Code.
5. What is the difference between procuring and soliciting in terms of prostitution? What elements must exist for a conviction on soliciting?

After this we'll talk about terrorism - Criminal Code section 83.01(1) and criminal harassment - Criminal Code section 264. I'll have you work with a partner on the Canada (Attorney General) v. Khawaja (F.C.), 2007 case and we'll discuss it as a class together. The following links will help with terrorism in Canada:
Anti-Defamation League Terrorism in Canada
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Public Safety Canada Terrorist Threats
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Terrorism responses)
Terrorism Watch and Warning
DHS Preventing Terrorism
Global Terrorism Database
FBI Terrorism
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Terrorism
National Counterterrorism Center

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