Sunday, March 6, 2016

Monday, March 7. 2016

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

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at criminal forensics by looking at how investigators estimate time of death, how fingerprints are "lifted" at a crime scene (including what AFIS is), what the "Four T's" are for marks at a scene, how fibres are used, and what ballistics is. After this, you may continue your work on the crime scene investigation project (Clue Us In). You'll have three blocks of time in the library next week to finish up this crime scene reconstruction activity. For more on Forensic Science, check out SFU's "So you want to be a Forensic Scientist" webpage or check out the "All you ever wanted to know about Forensic Science in Canada but didn't know who to ask" booklet compiled by Dr. Gail Anderson and posted by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.

Please remember that I have books on crime scene investigation here in the classroom. Use these resources to aid you in the development of your project. Remember you need to create a crime...replicate the crime scene...investigate the crime as if you were an R.C.M.P. officer...and prepare a dossier file to hand over to Crown Counsel so that they may prosecute the case. Good Luck.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott we will continue in our lead up to the rebellions. We will begin with a comparison of the conditions in upper and lower Canada that were getting people so upset. After that we will analyse two examples of newspaper broadsides (propaganda) and then make our own.

C Block Law 12 - Today we will discuss the difference between criminal and immoral behaviour (crime and deviance) and after that we're going to look at the types of criminal offenses (summary conviction, indictable, hybrid). You'll need to work on questions 1-5 on page 123. Here are some websites to help:

Offence Classification at
Summary Conviction explanation at Duhaime legal information
3 Main Types of Criminal Offences in BC (by John Dykstra)

After, we'll shift into the elements of a crime (with special attention focused on the Mens Rea - intent, knowledge, and recklessness). Actus Reus and Mens Rea come from Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea which is Latin for “the act will not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty.” To help us understand these concepts we'll look at the R. v. Parks (1992) case and I'll have you and a partner work on the case questions (1-4) together.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue looking at the ethnic "diversity" of Canada in the 1800's. You'll need to work on a pie graph and flow map showing the percentage of the 1871 population who were: French, Irish, English, Scottish, or " Other" and where they came from. Look at the Coat of Arms for Canada...can you see a link between the immigration chart and map from the 1870's and the symbols of the official heraldry for Canada?

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