Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thursday, January 9. 2014

The schedule for the day is D-AG-C-B-A

D Block Law 12 - Today we are back in the library to work on our major civil law project. I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your progress and I am also pleaseed that many of you have shown me your work in progress and asked for advice on how to approach your clients. Keep up the great work!

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we'll watch the fictionalized version of the Russell Williams case from Law & Order: Los Angeles "Silver Lake". This episode aired on April 16, 2011...that's 6 months after Russell Williams plead guilty. To film a television show (like a 1 hour drama police procedural) takes anywhere between six to eight days. A day normally begins at 6am and runs 11 to 13 hour long. It takes between 60 and 96 hours to produce 44 minutes of program content (for a 60 minute television show). That's just filming - don't forget scriptwriting, set construction and post production work too so NBC "ripped from the headlines" the Russell Williams story literally as it was happening. If you think that's fast consider that NBC's Dateline aired "Conduct Unbecoming" on Friday, February 18, 2011 (4 months after his guilty plea) and CBS aired the 48 Hours episode "Name, Rank, Serial Killer?", the one that we watched yesterday, on April 9th, 2011.

So we'll watch the episode and then I have two questions for you to answer:

  1. Do you think the news coverage of Col. Russell Williams' sentencing was too sensational? Do you think the court was right to release so much information and that the Canadian press were right to publish it all, or do you think that there is such a thing as too much information, and that there are some details we really don’t need to know? (Read the CBC article here or the CBC Radio program Cross Country Checkup here to help).
  2. How did the Canadian and American coverage of the Russell Williams case differ? Use the 48 Hours episode "Name, Rank & Serial Killer?" as well as the Fifth Estate episode "Above Suspicion" as your sources of information.
B Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we looked at government propaganda- advertising that was used to entice Europeans to come to Canada and I gave you a comparison chart on the picture from page 242 and the poster from page 243 of the Horizons text. You'll need to work on that chart this afternoon. Lastly I'll need you to work on questions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7  from page 257 of the textbook.
The Last Best West (Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada)

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will take the first twenty-five minutes of class to write our violent crime quiz. After, 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)

Don't forget to look at pages 228-229 in the CRIM text for help as well as yesterday's blog. I will have previous examples in the class for you to help you with this assignment.

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