Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday, September 25. 2014

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

D Block Criminology 12 - Today I want you to continue collecting all of your ideas about reasons for criminal behaviour on the overhead-computer-board and then try to categorize them into crime theory clusters (similar categories). We'll see where your clusters fit in terms of Choice, Trait, Social Structure, Social Learning, and Conflict theories. After this, we'll begin our look at the nature vs. nurture debate by focusing on the history of psychological and sociological criminology which will help you with your first activity in the course).

Advisory Class - Did you remember your student fees? Student fees are $25 and the cost for a lock is $8; so $33 in total if you don't have a lock for your locker.

C and A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll look at latitude, longitude, and time zones. We'll brainstorm some class notes together on the topic. We'll also spend some time on Google Earth (right now I'm sitting at 49 degrees 42 minutes 32.62 seconds North and 124 degrees 59 minutes 51.09 seconds west). After this we will work in the Geographic Understandings book (they're the green geography books in the class). You'll need to complete the following questions on latitude & longitude, map grids, direction, and distance:

1. Page 3 and 4 questions 2, 3, 4, & 5a
2. Page 7 questions 1, 2, 3 and 4
3. Pages 8-9 questions 1-4
4. Page 17 question 4 and question 1 on page 18.

Take a look at the following websites for help with time zones:
Time for Time
Time and Date
From Stargazers to Starships
NOVA: The Search for Longitude

Royal Astronomical Society Calgary: Latitude and Longitude
US National Atlas - Latitude and Longitude 

B Block Law 12 - OK since we didn't get to it yesterday, your assignment will be to look up the penalties for a law (in the Canadian Criminal Code) that you disagree with and explain why we should have stronger or lighter penalties for this law. Consider "Mischief"

C.C. 430. (1) Every one commits mischief who wilfully
(a) destroys or damages property;
(b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective;
(c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or
(d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.

(2) Every one who commits mischief that causes actual danger to life is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

So if you are protesting the removal of old growth trees in a location and hammer spikes into trees then you are endangering the life of fallers (who would use chainsaws and chainsaws don't mix well with metal spikes)...that means you're eligible for life in prison much the same as if you tampered with someone's break lines in their car. Is that sentence too harsh or too light? Why? that's an example of what I'd like you to consider. You may use the pocket criminal codes in class or may use the computer to check the statutes on line.

If there's time we will continue our Introduction to Law unit by quickly reviewing Hammurabi, Mosaic law, Common law, Precedent and Case law.

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