Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monday, May 29. 2017

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

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will begin our work on our case study project. An excellent on line resource that you can use is Forensic Magazine - Check out the "Tips" tab (it's a pull down menu and the select "Crime Scene Tips"). Click on the magazine logo below to go to the website.



You will need to imagine that you are a constable in the Comox Valley R.C.M.P. detachment specializing in criminalistics and crime scene analysis. You are going to create a crime scene dossier file that you would normally put together for the Crown Counsel. You have been called out to a crime scene here in the Comox Valley and when you arrive at the scene you need to begin your narrative report. What do you need to do?

•Create a crime (ex: murder, arson, kidnapping, assault)
•Choose eight pieces of evidence (from the list below) that you would find at the crime scene and either help you solve the crime or mislead the investigators
•Create a victim, a perpetrator, two other potential subjects, & witnesses (not necessary)
•Create a dossier file that contains the following: a walk through narrative; pictures of the eight pieces of evidence (with a description, a tag number, and an explanation of where it was found); a detailed crime scene diagram/sketch with pictures of what the crime scene looked like and the identification of evidence; forensics lab sheets for each piece of evidence that describes the evidence and explains what the evidence tells you; transcripts of any interviews conducted by investigators (including potential eyewitnesses or suspects); a narrative of how you "solved" the crime so that the Crown Counsel can move forward with laying charges and proceed to trial.

Evidence to choose from: human hair, synthetic hair, carpet fibres, cotton fibres, bullet cartridges, bullet holes, finger prints, foot/shoe prints, blood stains (drip, splatter, pool), bodily fluids, skin epithelials, tube of lipstick, can of coke, apple core, piece of rope, body, accelerants, matches, money (wallet), poisons, bugs or larvae (blowflies), cigar or cigarette but, mug, tire treads, or any other trace evidence but you must approve the other evidence with me.

B Law 12 - Today I have the library booked for you to continue your work on the major civil law project that is due just under four weeks from now. You will have two to three library blocks per week to finish this assignment...no pressure really. And don't forget if you're choosing to do three cases with a video for your law firm...you had better start script writing and planning your production dates ASAP.

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll take some time to talk about the Holocaust during the Second World War in Europe. We'll talk about the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, after which the Nazis began the systematic deportation of Jews from all over Europe to six extermination camps established in former Polish territory -- Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Majdanek. The United States Holocaust Memorial/Museum has a very good website dedicated to teaching the public about the Holocaust and we'll use it to help us understand.

I'll show you two sections of the movie Schindler's List. The first section we'll watch is the liquidation of the ghetto in Krakow by the Nazi Einsatzgruppen. The second section we'll watch is when a group of women are taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Hopefully we'll have some time to talk about the sections afterwards. Tomorrow, we'll talk about the end of the war in Europe (Ortona, D-Day and the liberation of the Netherlands) and switch our focus to the Pacific where we'll look at the Manhattan Project and the use of nuclear weapons in Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This takes us to V-J Day and the end of World War Two.

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Today we talk personality. We'll look at Hippocrates belief in the four separate temperaments associated with four fluids (“humors”) of the body along with Franz Gall's Phrenology. This sets us up for Sigmund Freud’s psycho-dynamic perspective of personality (Id, Ego, Superego, neuroses and defense mechanisms).

I'll have you answer:

  • How would you describe your own personality? Do you think that friends and family would describe you in much the same way? Why or why not?
  • What are some of your positive and negative personality qualities? How do you think these qualities will affect your choice of career?
  • What are some examples of defense mechanisms that you have used yourself or have witnessed others using?


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