Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 8. 2014

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

B Block Law 12 -  Today we'll finish sections 7 - 14 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (legal rights section). I'll have you work on the following questions: page 54 q 1-3; page 56 q 1, 2 and 4; and page 60 question 1.

A & C Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll try to look at a big picture five themes question: How do people affect the natural regions of Canada? I'll have you work on questions 1 & 4 on page 32 of the Horizons text.

Our focus will be on the Alberta Oil Sands and here are some web pages to help:
Government of Alberta: Alberta's Oil Sands
Canadian Geographic Alberta's Oil Sands
Greenpeace Canada Alberta's Oil Sands
Pembina Institute: Oilsands 101
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: What are Oilsands?

I'd also like you to do the following: Explain the positive and negative impacts of oil extraction/production in northern Alberta. Do you think we should increase exploration and extraction of the oil sands? Why or why not?

D Block Criminology 12 - You now know that the crime data indicate that rates have declined significantly in the past few years and are now far less than they were a decade ago. One of the major suspected causes for the crime rate drop is the age structure of society; the number of young males in Canada is lower than before and the data sources show relatively stable patterns in the crime rate. Ecological patterns show that crime varies by season and by urban versus rural environment, however there is evidence of gender patterns in the crime rate: Men commit more crime than women. Age is one of the largest influences on crime; young people commit more crime than the elderly (and there are fewer young people in society). Crime data show that people commit less crime as they age, but the significance and cause of this pattern are still not completely understood. Similarly, racial and class patterns appear in the crime rate. However, it is still unclear whether these are true differences or a function of discriminatory law enforcement. Today I'll have you work on three questions about crime trends:
  1. Using pages 37 to 46 in the CRIM textbook outline and explain the crime patterns in relation to ecology, firearms, social class, age, gender and race.
  2. What is a chronic offender and what is the significance of Marvin Wolfgang's discovery (why is identifying the chronic offender important)?
  3. How would you explain the gender differences in the crime rate (why do you think males are more violent than females)? 

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