Monday, November 3, 2014

Tuesday, November 4. 2014

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

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll look at the arrival of Lord Elgin (1847) and discover why the Rebellion Losses Bill was so controversial yet so important. We'll look at the Corn Laws passed by Britain in 1846 and see the impact that made on the Canadian economy. We'll watch a Canada; A People's History video on Elgin "Vindication" and then work on three questions (questions 3, and 4 from page 104).

D Block Criminology 12 - OK so we know where violence comes from. We know what homicide is, the divisions of murder and why people do it. We understand what sexual assault is, the typology of assault and the motives for doing it. Today I'll finish up the violence section with you by looking at abuse, domestic assault and terrorism. You'll have a unit quiz Thursday after we begin property crime. You need to hand in your work from last week to me (typology of rapist and identify and explain the motives for sexual assault). For terrorism consider the following:

By design, terrorist attacks are intended to have a psychological impact far outweighing the physical damage the attack causes. As their name suggests, they are meant to cause terror that amplifies the actual attack. A target population responding to a terrorist attack with panic and hysteria allows the perpetrators to obtain a maximum return on their physical effort. One way to mitigate the psychological impact of terrorism is to remove the mystique and hype associated with it. The first step in this demystification is recognizing that terrorism is a tactic used by a variety of actors and that it will not go away. Terrorism and, more broadly, violence are and will remain part of the human condition. The Chinese, for example, did not build the Great Wall to attract tourists, but to keep out marauding hordes. Fortunately, today's terrorists are far less dangerous to society than the Mongols were to Ming China.

For more on this read Keeping Terrorism in Perspective at Stratfor and :
Terrorism Watch and Warning
DHS Preventing Terrorism
Global Terrorism Database
FBI Terrorism
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Terrorism
National Counterterrorism Center

B Block Law 12 -  Today you'll finish up the "Criminal Code Twenty Questions" and the "Key Components of Criminal Code Offenses" worksheets that I gave you yesterday. If there's time (especially since I don't get to see you tomorrow morning) we'll begin property crimes in Law and to start we'll take a few notes down on 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.

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