Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thursday, December 5. 2013

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

D Block Law 12 - Today we will take the class to work on our civil law project. We'll look at enforcing judgements, other sources of compensation and we'll quickly look at Negligence (much more on it tomorrow). If you'd like to jump ahead in the text there are some important sections involving "liability" for businesses and social guests on pages 406-410 (Occupiers' Liability: general invitees; commercial and social host invitees; licensees; trespassers; and the Occupiers Liability Act). These topics are relevant to all cases except for Case 7. For more on the BC Liquor laws (pertaining to case 5) check out the Serving It Right information here or for information on liquor law basics here.

BC Liquor Control and Licensing Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 267
43 (1) A person must not sell or give liquor to an intoxicated person or a person apparently under the influence of liquor.

(2) A licensee or the licensee's employee must not permit

(a) a person to become intoxicated, or

(b) an intoxicated person to remain in that part of a licensed establishment where liquor is sold, served or otherwise supplied.

Liability of officer of corporation
77 If an offence under this Act is committed by a corporation, the officer or agent of the corporation in charge of the establishment in which the offence is committed is deemed to be a party to the offence and is personally liable to the penalties prescribed for the offence as a principal offender but nothing in this section relieves the corporation or the person actually committing the offence from liability for it.

Liability of occupant of establishment
78 On proof that an offence under this Act has been committed by

(a) a person employed by the occupant of a house, shop, restaurant, room or other establishment in which the offence is committed, or

(b) a person permitted by the occupant to be or remain in or on that house, shop, restaurant, room or establishment, or to act in any way for the occupant, the occupant is deemed to be a party to the offence and is liable as a principal offender to the penalties prescribed for the offence, even though the offence was committed by a person who is not proved to have committed it under or by the direction of the occupant but nothing in this section relieves the person actually committing the offence from liability for it.

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today our focus is on social stratification, inequality and deviance...this all leads us to the sociological explanations of criminal behaviour next week. We'll watch this satire of social class and stratification in North American society. Be warned: this is satire - a la South Park. There are some potty mouth words and REALLY negative social values in the video. I want you to critically evaluate what messages about class, gender, race, religion, fame, competition, inequality, deviance and socialization the video demonstrates.

So...let's talk about the video!

From the "Introduction to Sociology" website created by Dr. Stephen J. Sills (UNCG Sociology 101) Social stratification is defined as the unequal distribution of resources in society. Every society has some form of stratification. The Class System is a stratification system based on achieved status. Although there are structures in place that keep people from moving out of their social class, this system of stratification is less rigid and allows people to achieve a higher status within their lifetimes. Class systems of stratification are typically found in modern, industrial societies. So...what do you perceive your social status as? Check out the New York Times special supplement Class Matters
For the rest of the class you can work on your clique assignment or your social influences assignment.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today I'll give you time to work on Tuesday's questions 2, 3, 4, and 5 on page 219 of the Horizons text which sets you up for your 'Ole Bill Coot Storyboard comic strip assignment on the Cariboo Gold Rush...

Nitro Comics Inc. has approached you because they heard about what an amazing talent you have at telling stories and graphically designing them. They want to start a weekly comic strip about the wild and wacky adventures of an old timey prospector in the Cariboo Gold Rush named ‘Ole Bill Coot. Their comic strip will be syndicated throughout the historical magazine community and will be focused in the BC Historical Society’s magazine The Begbie Report. Nitro Comics has given you free reign to create whatever stories you want but before you do they want a story board sample from you.

What is a story board? Basically a storyboard is a graphic organizer that shows a story idea. A storyboard is an outline, generally illustrated, that is used in the planning of a television show, movie, commercial, or play. You could think of a storyboard as an illustrated flow chart. The illustrations are somewhat similar to the art in comic books. A storyboard consists of many "frames," with each frame representing a particular scene in the production.

Nitro Comics wants you to tell the story of ‘Ole Bill Coot arriving in BC to make his golden fortune in Barkerville during the 1860’s. Your story must have 14 panels and needs to include the following events:

1. Bill arriving in Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island from San Francisco
2. Bill arriving in Fort Langley on the Fraser River
3. Bill traveling up the Cariboo Wagon Road past Yale on the Fraser River
4. Bill arriving in Barkerville
5. Bill staking a claim on Williams Creek
6. Bill panning for gold
7. Bill striking it rich in the gold fields
8. Bill losing his riches in Barkerville
9. Bill getting help from Judge Begbie to win back his riches

There needs to be swashbucklin', claim jumpin', horse wrastlin', saloon drinkin', bar fightin', gun slingin', ladies dancin', and rootin tootin old timey western action in your cartoon. You also need to show how Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie regained control over law & order in the goldfields. You’ll need to have a consistent image for Bill, thought bubbles, language, and a description of the action beneath each panel.

Check out yesterday's blog entry for links to webpages that can provide help with research for this assignment.

A Block Criminology 12 - To start the class I'd like to talk about your lists from yesterday and find out why violence is entertainment for some. We'll wrap up our discussion with a few notes on the question: Where does violence come from? We'll look at personal traits, ineffective families, evolutionary factors, exposure to violence, cultural values, substance abuse, and firearm availability.
After that we'll watch some Warner Brothers cartoons with all the glorious violence in them and we'll have a discussion about the acceptance of violence in our modern culture. While we watch the cartoons I want you to think about the implicit and implied messages that each cartoon sends to kids (rather than the explicit and obvious messages) and then we'll talk about what those messages do even if kids understand the difference between cartoon and real violence. We'll look at: Bully for Bugs; Rabbit Seasoning; For Scentimental Reasons; Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century and lastly The Ducksters.

So now compare the violence in the Warner Brothers cartoons (from the 50's and 60's) with that of the Happy Tree Friends. Check out the following video: Happy Tree Friends A to Zoo . Let's be frank here, the cartoon is not meant for children but because of the "cute" characters what would it be like if we just let young children watch that cartoon unsupervised? Consider the following:
Media Violence: Psychology
Cartoon Violence Project
Gender and Comm. Kids Cartoon Violence

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