Monday, January 13, 2014

Tuesday, January 14. 2014

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

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - This week we'll take a look at crime waves, moral panics and the media with a special focus today on age (specifically youth). We’ll look at the way the media turns “ordinary” criminal events into extraordinary criminal “panics”. This happens when the Mass Media (usually led by the press) defines a group or an act as deviant and focuses on it to the exclusion of almost anything else. This then focuses the public’s negative attention on the group or act and demonizes people associated with it.

When it comes to crime, young people are often lumped into one of two contradictory categories:
Tragic Victims or Evil Monsters. We'll look at the media's portrayal of young tragic victims and evil monsters using the 1993 U.K. murder of James Bulger. The media's coverage of this case twenty years ago radically altered the view of childhood in the United Kingdom in an overwhelmingly negative fashion and is a "watershed" in terms of youth justice and the attitude towards children.

TruTV - Death of James Bulger
BBC News - Every Parent's Nightmare

We'll try to make sense of how the media covers youth criminals and victims and see what local examples we can look at (Reena Virk and Kimberley Proctor are two)

D Block Law 12 - Today, we'll talk about divorce, property division and support obligations. We'll look at: the equal division rule and the matrimonial home; spousal support and self sufficiency; and the types of child guardianship, access, and child support. On Thursday we'll begin watching "The War of the Roses" in class and Wednesday/Friday we're back in the library for continued work on our major project.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll look at burglary & Break and Enter. I'll need to answer the following: What characteristics must a good burglar have? (Look at Neil Shover's explanation on page 234-237 in the CRIM textbook) and What are the differences between male and female burglars? After that we'll look at arson and the motives for setting fires intentionally. After we talk about this we'll look at White Collar Crime. We will begin by learning how to identify a pyramid / ponzi scam (for more take a look at How Stuff Works). After, we'll quickly look at individual exploitation of an institutional position, influence peddling & bribery, theft and employee fraud, client fraud and corporate crime. 

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with the glossary of economic terms that we began yesterday in class and then we'll look at the key points and important information about the following British Columbian industries:
  1. Forestry
  2. Fisheries
  3. Agriculture
  4. Mining
  5. Tourism
  6. Other (human and health services or film & television production and technology)
For each industry we'll look for the following data:
  1. An overview of extraction/production methods (what is taken or produced and how it is done)
  2. An overview of the impact on the economy of the province (how much money is made, how many people are employed, where in the province it is done, where the product is sold)
  3. An explanation of the issues associated with the industry (social, environmental, economic concerns).
  4. A job futures explanation (sunrise/sunset, rising/falling, etc...)

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