Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday, November 20. 2014

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

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll watch Scammed (yesterday's blog entry) and two chapters in the movie "The Corporation" and you will need to work on the following questions:
  1. Should corporate executives be found guilty of murder if they fail to take reasonable measures to protect their staff and an employee subsequently dies?
  2. Is it fair to blame a single executive for the activities of a company that has thousands of employees?
  3. Can Corporations Commit Murder? If a corporation is considered as a person in law (as it is in the US) who can be held liable (responsible) if a corporation kills people? 
Please do not forget that the documentary is an opinion is trying to persuade you that a corporation acts like a psychopath. Not all business is bad but we do need to understand the "corporate view" of white collar criminal activity. The Official Site of The Corporation can be found here. For the first two questions use page 256 of the CRIM textbook for help.

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today you have your Early 19th Century History (Rebellions-Confederation) unit final test, if you studied and came prepared I am certain you will find the test a breeze. The test should really only take you no more than forty-five minutes to an hour to finish but you have as much time in class as you need. Good luck!

B Block Law 12 - Today we are back in the library for our last day to work on our Canadian Criminal Defense project. Don't forget that you need to find two recent (in the last two years) criminal cases where a defense we discussed this past week was used. The defenses are: Alibi, Non-Insane Automatism, Intoxication, Insane Automatism, Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-defense, Necessity, Duress, Ignorance of the law, Mistake of fact, Entrapment, Double jeopardy, and Provocation. Places to find cases - CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. Click through the databases on the side (provinces and territories) and search by year (2012-2011-2010)...anytime you see Supreme/Superior court or court of Queen's Bench you'll find serious criminal casesd (remember look for R. v. in the case citation).

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