Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wednesday, October 16. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we looked at William Lyon Mackenzie, Joseph Howe and Louis Joseph Papineau. Today we'll start with reviewing the rebellion of Lower Canada in 1837-1838. We'll talk about the 92 Resolutions proposed by Louis Joseph Papineau and the British response. We are going to finish looking at the rebellion in Lower Canada talking about Ste. Denis, Ste. Charles, and Ste. Eustache. We will learn the story of Dr. Olivier Chernier and see how the British treatment of him resonated for over 140 years in Quebec (all the way up to the FLQ in 1970). Today we'll spend some time watching the Canada: A People's History episodes: "A Seething Anger"; "On the Eve of Rebellion"; "The Die is Cast"; "The Explosion"; and "The Last Stand" which deals with Ste. Eustache and the harsh treatment of the Patriotes by the British forces in Quebec (led by John Colborne, Baron Seaton, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America, and acting Governor General of British North America).

A Block Law 9/10 - We're going to look at the types of criminal offenses (summary conviction, indictable, hybrid) and the elements of a crime (with special attention focused on the Mens Rea - intent, knowledge, and recklessness). Today we will go over the different types of Mens Rea (Intent/Knowledge/Recklessness) and as a class we'll go over R. v. Mac (1995) and R. v. Harricharan (1995). You will then be responsible for working on the case questions from R. v. Thornton (1990) q 1-4 p.70 ( Main Question: Did Thornton have a legal duty arising out of the common-law to inform the Red Cross of his HIV status?) and R. v. Sansregret (1985) q 1-6 p.72 (Main Question: Is willful blindness relevant to a mistake of fact in consent in a sexual assault charge?)

D Block Law 12 - Today we begin property crimes in Law and to start we'll take a few notes down on property crimes (arson, theft, identity theft, B&E, possession of stolen goods and fraud). We'll go over the R. v. Foidart, 2005 case and examine what "colour of right" means. I'll have you work on a few questions related to the topics: 1-5 on page 236 along with defining “colour of right” and “false pretenses” and the following:

Jack and his friend Marcus want to roast hot dogs in Jack’s backyard. They dig a fire pit and start a small fire to cook their food. After they eat the hot dogs, they decide that they want to roast marshmallows. Jack goes into the house to find the marshmallows. While Jack is gone, Marcus decides that they need some music so he walks around to the front of the house to get his CDs from the car. While the boys are not attending the fire, the flames grow bigger. A wind blows an ember onto the neighbour’s property and ignites a pile of towels lying on the neighbour’s deck. Unfortunately, nobody saw the fire start and the neighbours are not home. Within a few minutes, the fire in the neighbour’s yard has spread to their house. Soon after that, Jack and Marcus see the flames and call the fire department. The fire department is able to put out the fire, but the neighbour’s property has sustained damage of about $5000.

1. Who is responsible for causing the fire?
2. Should the charge of arson be laid against Jack and/or Marcus?

Tomorrow we'll talk about obscenity and other social crimes.

C Block Criminology 12 -  Today we will take the first twenty-five minutes of class to write our violent crime quiz. After, we'll begin our look at property crimes, where we'll discuss the history of theft and make sense of the differences between occasional and professional thieves. You'll need to answer the following:

What are the differences between a professional and an occasional thief?
What is a "situational inducement"?
What is a "Booster", a "Heel", a "Snitch", a "Fence"?

No comments: