Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monday, October 21. 2013

Today's schedule is A-AG-B-C-D 

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we move into criminal law procedures and will focus on arrests, arrest procedures, and your rights upon arrest. As a class, we'll work on the R. v. Macooh (1993) case, questions 1, 3, 4, and 5 on page 91 and then I'll have you work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 on page 97 of your All About Law text.

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 look at the arrival of Lord Elgin (1847) and discover why the Rebellion Losses Bill was so controversial yet so important. We'll look at the Corn Laws passed by Britain in 1846 and see the impact that made on the Canadian economy. We'll take a few notes down and work on three questions (questions 1, 3, and 4 from page 104). After it's time to prepare for your unit final next Monday. 

C Block Criminology 12 - Today your blog entry will be to discuss the qualities of a financially successful professional burglar. In your blog entry today, discuss why some burglars prefer to victimize commercial property rather than private homes. Note some of the major techniques for how burglars approach their jobs. Why would some burglars want to hit the same target more than once? How might a burglar develop the kind of skills needed to become lucrative in this career? (HINT: Look at Neil Shover's explanation on page 234-237).

D Block Law 12 - Today, we'll begin our look at the Controlled Drug and Substances Act in Canada. We'll examine the legal definition of a "drug" (with the LeDain Commission explanation) and discuss what depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens are. We'll examine schedules I - VIII in the act that prohibit and restrict substances (Opium Poppy, Coca, Cannabis, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Anabolic Steroids, and a host of others that I can not spell or pronounce). You'll have four questions to complete:

1. What is the legal definition of a drug?
2. What are the elements of a charge for possession?
3. Describe two situations in which someone may be charged with possession while not physically possessing the drug.
4. What is "Intent to Possess"? Is intent necessary for a charge of possession?

After this, I'll have you get together with a partner and work on the R. v. Parker, 2000 case from the text. I'll expect that you will be able to discuss the questions (1-4) on the case and have a conversation about medical marijuana together and with the class as a whole.

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