Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thursday, November 6. 2014

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

Happy Birthday to my son Noah who turns 19 today!

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll start with our violent crime quiz and then when we're done you'll have time to finish yesterday's work:

  1. Despite cultural awareness and various initiatives in schools and in the media, hate crimes continue to happen in significant numbers in Canada. Discuss the types of hate crimes most prevalent in Canada and the current responses to them. 
  2. Governments have tried numerous responses to terrorism. Discuss some of these responses. 
  3. It is unlikely that the threat of punishment can deter robbery; most robbers refuse to think about apprehension and punishment. Wright and Decker suggest that eliminating cash and relying on debit and credit cards may be the most productive method to reduce the incidence of robbery. Although this seems far-fetched, society is becoming progressively more cashless; it is now possible to buy both gas and groceries with credit cards. Would a cashless society end the threat of robbery, or would innovative robbers find new targets?
Tomorrow in class is Jim Jones, cults and mass murder (ritual suicide)

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll look at the six factors that led Canada into Confederation. These are a complex set of problems that are interconnected and just imagine how difficult it would be for the founding fathers to solve them (U.S. expansionism, Transportation problems, Fenians, Political Deadlock, Changing British Attitudes, and Economic problems). We'll take a look again at the US Civil War (1861-1865) and the postwar "Reconstruction" (including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the US Constitution) and expansion westwards. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. After, we'll focus on the Fenian Raids led by John O'Mahony and Michael Murphy. We'll make sense of Canada losing preferential status through the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 and our Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 with the United States.

Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic!

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll go over property crimes (arson, theft, identity theft, B&E, possession of stolen goods and fraud). We'll go over the R. v. Foidart, 2005 case and examine what "colour of right" means. I'll have you work on a few questions related to the topics: 1-5 on page 236 along with defining “colour of right” and “false pretenses” and the following:

Jack and his friend Marcus want to roast hot dogs in Jack’s backyard. They dig a fire pit and start a small fire to cook their food. After they eat the hot dogs, they decide that they want to roast marshmallows. Jack goes into the house to find the marshmallows. While Jack is gone, Marcus decides that they need some music so he walks around to the front of the house to get his CDs from the car. While the boys are not attending the fire, the flames grow bigger. A wind blows an ember onto the neighbour’s property and ignites a pile of towels lying on the neighbour’s deck. Unfortunately, nobody saw the fire start and the neighbours are not home. Within a few minutes, the fire in the neighbour’s yard has spread to their house. Soon after that, Jack and Marcus see the flames and call the fire department. The fire department is able to put out the fire, but the neighbour’s property has sustained damage of about $5000.

1. Who is responsible for causing the fire?
2. Should the charge of arson be laid against Jack and/or Marcus?

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