Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thursday, January 22. 2015

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

D Block Law 9/10 - Today we will have the block to work on our parties to an offense activity. one criminal offense; and then you'll need to draw/identify the four parties to that offense (primary actor or perpetrator, aider, abettor, and counselor). Help with Parties to an Offense from the Halton District School Board in Ontario:

The Perpetrator: is the person who actually commits the criminal offence. When more than one person is directly involved in committing a crime, they are called co-perpetrators. In every case, the person actually has to be present at the scene of the offence to be identified as either a perpetrator of co-perpetrator. A person who commits an offence, aids a person to commit an offence, or abets a person in committing an offence is defined as a party to an offence under section 21 of the Criminal Code.

Aiding and Abetting: Aiding means helping a perpetrator commit a crime. To aid the perpetrator, one does not have to be present when the offence is committed. Abet means to encourage without actually providing physical assistance. Two things must be proved before an accused can be convicted of being a party by aiding or abetting. The first is that the accused had knowledge that the other intended to commit anoffence. The second is that the accused aided or abetted the other. Mere presence at the scene is not conclusive evidence of aiding or abetting. Under section 21(2), a person who plans an offence is just as guilty as a person who actually commits the offence. However, a person is not guilty if his/her action is not intended to assist in the commission of an offence.

Counselling: The separate offence of counselling, (s. 22), is similar to abetting but is much broader in scope. Counselling includes the acts of advising, recommending, persuading or recruiting another person to commit an offence (procuring, soliciting or inciting"). A person who counsels does not have to be present at the scene of the crime.

Accessories After the Fact: The Criminal Code provides a penalty for a person who is an accessory after the fact as outlined in section 23. Knowingly assisting a person who has committed a crime to escape capture includes providing food, clothing, or shelter to the offender. One exception to his law is the favoured relationship between a legally married couple. A man or woman cannot be held responsible for assisting in the escape of a spouse and someone escaping with a spouse. An accessory after the fact is one who receives, comforts or assists any one who has been a party to an offence in order to enable him/her to escape, knowing him/her to be a party thereto. There are three constituent elements of the offence of being an accessory after the fact: knowledge that a crime has been committed; an intent to assist the criminal to escape; and an act or omission intended to aid a criminal.

The effect of being a party is that you are guilty of committing an offence – you can be a robber in any of the ways set out. It is not a separate offence. You criminal record will reflect that you were guilty of robbery, not abetting robbery.

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we are in the library for the second day of research/work on your family history assignment. Remember, your task is to research your family history, which includes learning how to conduct academic research, making critical evaluations regarding sources, and managing information. Please remember that I want you to focus on the context of history- did your ancestor fight in the war of 1812? What was life like for farmers during early settlement of the west? Why do you have American relatives? Use the primary documents and stories you find to uncover what daily life might have been like for your relatives.

Links to help with research...
Government of Canada Geneaology Site
American National Archives
Pier 21 Immigration Museum Research Canada
Ellis Island - U.S. Immigration
Climbing Your Family Tree
Family Search
BC Department of Vital Statistics
Family Echo
Roots Magic (download program for home use - check with parents)
My Heritage

Find My Past (check out the quick tips to get started page)
US Gen Web (if you have American relatives)
Board for Certification of Genealogists (check out the skillbuilding articles for tips and links)
Automated Genealogy (1851, 1901, 1906, 1911 Censuses)

And two new ones...
Genealogy Roadshow (check out the Discover your Genealogy Tab)
Finding Your Roots

Kenyatta Berry, Joshua Taylor, and Mary M. Tedesco, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW’s experts, offer some advice for researching your own family’s genealogy.
Collect as many oral histories as possible. Your living ancestors have information and stories to share. Interview them and record their stories.
Hint: Collect memories whether you think their stories are true or not.
Hint: Gather as many names as you can, including maiden names and relationships.
Hint: Try to get dates. If someone can’t remember a specific date, ask them to reference a major event (how old were they during World War II, etc.)
Hint: Show family photos to help spur memories.Who can be identified? Who else might be able to help identify family members (can a family friend fill in the gap?)
Hint: Gather all photos and documentation, regardless of whether you think they are important. Items might include:
Birth, death and marriage certificates
Diplomas and other school documents
Military service documents
Communion or other social/service/religious documents
Real estate documents

B Block Law 12 - Today I have the library booked for you to continue working on your civil law major term project. After today there are only 7 classes left until the final exam and 3 classes left in the library to work on your major civil law term pressure.

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