Sunday, December 15, 2013

Monday, December 16. 2013

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

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we are going to the library to work on our next blog / journal entry. Below, you'll find a question on hypermasculinity, male socialization, and sexual assault. I will need you to answer that question and then find a news story about a sexual assault. You will need to try to explain the motivation and roots of the behaviour of the assaulter in the story.

Explain how sexual behaviour could be socialized in males. Do you think that males who commit sexual assault are "hypermasculine"? Why and where do men learn "hypermasculine" behaviour?

The factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault include evolutionary factors, male socialization, psychological abnormality, and social learning. Most criminologists believe that rape is not sexually motivated. The evolutionary and biological factors of males suggest that sexual assault may be instinctual and developed over the ages in an effort to perpetuate the species. This notion holds that men who are sexually aggressive will have a reproductive edge over their more passive peers. Conversely, the male socialization view argues that men are socialized to be the aggressors and expect to be sexually active with many women. Sexual insecurity, then, may then lead some men to commit sexual assault to bolster their self-image. Hypermasculine men typically have a callous sexual attitude and believe that violence is manly. Finally, another view is that men learn to commit sexual assaults as they learn any other behaviour.

Before you write your blog for the day PLEASE read this article: "The conversation you must have with your sons" AND this article "Why campuses are too often the scene of sex crimes".

Then, think about the media we are exposed to in youth...Check out the official Miss Representation website.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll look at the development of Vancouver (Gastown - named after the areas first saloon owner "Gassy" Jack Deighton and Moodyville - named after sawmill owner Sewell Prescott Moody) incorporated as a city on April 24th, 1886. We'll get to Andrew Onderdonk and William Cornelius Van Horne later when we talk about the Canadian Pacific Railway, but for more on Vancouver's early days check out:
Museum of Vancouver
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
The History of Metropolitan Vancouver (Chuck Davis)
Vancouver Historical Society
Flikr - Old Vancouver

If we get to it, we'll discuss the numbered treaties on the Prairies and the Indian Act. I'll give you a few notes on the impact of the treaties and the Indian Act and then we'll look at the North West Mounted Police. It is important to note that in 1885 John A. Macdonald said of the Metis "If they are half-breed, they are [considered by the government to be] white". This meant that the Metis were not covered under the Indian Act and were not entitled to "Indian Status" and therefore did not have the same rights until the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of the Metis in 2003. For more on the Numbered treaties and the Indian Act see:
Canada in the Making
U of C Numbered Treaties
Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
CBC Numbered Treaties Background
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Indian Act
Henderson's Annotated Indian Act

Your work today is to complete questions 1 & 2 from page 173 along with questions 1, 2, and 3 from page 180 of the Horizons text.

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to do two things:
  1. Finish your work on the Social Class and crime question connected to both the Law & Order Los Angeles episode we watched (called "Hollywood" about the Bling Ring) and the People like Us PBS documentary I posted last week.
  2. Work on the Colton Harris-Moore thread question about the media's reporting of crime and celebrity.

D Block Law 12 - Today we are going to the library to work through the case study project. Please take some time to review invitees, licencees, and tresspassers for occupiers' liability (which is relevant for cases 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8). You can talk to each other as long as it’s about your project. You should be searching for information related to your cases and can use this class blogsite entry for information on negligence, the defences to negligence and civil damages.

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