Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 15. 2017

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

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll have time to finish up yesterday's work on the court level scenarios and the questions from page 138. After, if there's time, we'll start looking at arrests and warrants in Canada. Our focus will be on the options police have if they believe a suspect has committed a crime. We'll talk about appearance notices & arrests (both warrant-less and warrant arrests) and we'll also talk about the duties of police officers.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 -  I have the library booked so that you may work on the Clue Us In crime scene investigation project. Please note that your library time is coming to a close, today is the last day I have for you in the library, so please don't waste time. 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.

D Block Criminology 12 - Don't forget, I'd like you to:

Explain the types of serial and mass murderer along with the reasons why they commit these crime

To better understand the people that commit heinous acts of murder, we'll take some more time to understand what a "psychopath" is...specifically a Charismatic Psychopath: charming, attractive liars; gifted at some talent, using it to their advantage in manipulating others; verbally facile fast-talkers who easily persuade others out of everything they own, even their lives.

NOTE: The DSM-V which is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders doesn't have psychopath as a mental disorder...they have ASPD which is Anti-Social Personality Disorder which is diagnosed as:

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:
1. failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
 2. deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
 3. impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
 4. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults
 5. reckless disregard for safety of self or others
 6. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
 7. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.

 B. The individual is at least age 18 years.
 C. There is evidence of conduct disorder with onset before age 15 years.
 D. The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course of schizophrenia or a manic episode.

What is the difference between sociopathy and psychopathy (hot-headed vs. cold-hearted)?  

While both psychopathy and sociopathy are extreme forms of antisocial personality disorders, sociopathy is caused by social or environmental factors whereas psychopathic traits are more innate. From the Atlantic magazine...

In his landmark book on psychopathy, The Mask of Sanity, researcher Hervey Cleckley theorized that some people with the core attributes of psychopathy -- egocentricity, lack of remorse, superficial charm -- could be found in nearly every walk of life and at every level, including politics. Robert Hare, perhaps the leading expert on the disorder and the person who developed the most commonly used test for diagnosing psychopathy, has noted that psychopaths generally have a heightened need for power and prestige -- exactly the type of urges that make politics an attractive calling. In any event, the idea that a psychopath could reach the heights of power is nothing new.
Over a century ago, famed American philosopher and psychologist William James said, "When superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce [...] in the same individual, we have the best possible conditions for the kind of effective genius that gets into the biographical dictionaries." Perhaps, then, that's the key; it's the combination of other talents with certain elements of psychopathy that can make an effective leader.
Which leads us to today and again from The Atlantic "Is Donald Trump a Sociopath?" 

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll take a look at the changes to the economy of Canada in the early 20th Century. We'll talk about advances in technology and the resource extraction economy. We'll talk about unions and the gap between wealth and poverty and you'll need to complete questions 1-3 on page 16.

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