Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15. 2018

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

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today I lose you to the North Island College Open House. FYI, just in case you were thinking about NIC as an option, the course your taking now is kinda like  GEO-112 Introduction to Human Geography

GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system.
And to help you with your question about the Florida Everglades and the Netherlands from week (last week) check out:

C Block Criminology 12 - Today I'll have you work on three questions from yesterday about crime trends:

  1. Using pages 37 to 46 in the CRIM textbook outline and explain the crime patterns in relation to ecology, firearms, social class, age, gender and race.
  2. What is a chronic offender and what is the significance of Marvin Wolfgang's discovery (why is identifying the chronic offender important)?
  3. How would you explain the gender differences in the crime rate (why do you think males are more violent than females)? 
After a bit we'll talk about victims of crime. Every day we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. We do things like lock our doors, watch where we walk at night, or avoid walking alone. We take these actions because at some level we are afraid of the possibility of being a victim of crime. Despite taking these actions people often fall prey to crime in Canada. So what do we know about victimization?

  1. Women were at higher risk than men of being victims of a violent crime
  2. Age was the key risk factor in violent victimization
  3. Drug use, binge drinking and the frequency of evening activities were associated with the risk of violent victimization
  4. Mental health was associated with the risk of violent victimization
  5. People who suffered child maltreatment were more likely to be victims of a violent crime
  6. People with a history of homelessness were more likely to report being a victim of a violent crime
  7. The risk of violent victimization was higher among people residing in a neighbourhood with low social cohesion
  8. Aboriginal people, in particular women, were more likely to be victims
  9. One-quarter of violent incidents took place at the victim’s place of work
  10. The majority of offenders were male and, on average, in their early thirties
  11. Most victims knew their attacker
  12. Most violent incidents did not involve weapons and did not result in physical injury
  13. Low social cohesion was associated with a higher risk of household victimization
  14. Households residing in apartments or condos were less likely to be victimized by household crime
  15. The size of the household was linked to the risk of victimization
  16. One incident in five resulted in losses of $1,000 or more
  17. Most incidents of victimization did not come to the attention of the police

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - So today we'll continue our look at profiling and both the benefits and pitfalls of it. Let me state up front that yesterday was another bad day for our neighbour to the south of us. Seventeen (17) people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. This is just another really, really tragic event in an unfortunate series of mass shootings. The Parkland shooting is now among the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. Our topic yesterday and today was/is the differences in motives among serial and mass murder and how profiling can be good or bad here. With that in mind I hope you take a moment to honour those who lost their lives yesterday. Canada is not immune, in 1989 at É​cole Polytechnique in Montreal Marc Lépine murdered 14 women and last year Alexandre Bissonnette murdered 6 people and injured 8 others at a Mosque in Quebec City.

If you remember we were discussing ASPD along with Psychopathy and Sociopathy and I mentioned that in movies and TV shows (yes, I'm talking about you Criminal Minds), psychopaths and sociopaths are usually the villains who kill or torture innocent people. In real life however, while some people with antisocial personality disorder can be violent, most are not. Some experts see sociopaths as “hot-headed”, acting without thinking how others will be affected while psychopaths are more “cold-hearted” and calculating, plotting their moves, using aggression in a planned-out way to get what they want. So, many (NOT all) prolific and notorious serial killers are psychopaths.
Dr. Robert Hare of the University of British Columbia created a checklist called the PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised) which we'll examine along with the "Unholy Trinity" of serial killer characteristics (AKA The Macdonald triad or the triad of sociopathy or the homicidal triad) and today we'll watch a video on how profiling was developed in the F.B.I. Behavioural Science Unit (through the efforts of many highlighted by the work of John Douglas) today. The first part of the video focuses on Wayne Williams and then looks at Robert Hansen. Don't forget that in Canada the R.C.M.P. call the technique criminal investigative analysis.

As for Mass Murder check out:

1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days
Mass Shooting Tracker
Gun Violence Archive

and for help with why check out:

Why are most mass murderers men?
A terrifying link between mass murder and domestic violence
Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009-2016
Why mass shootings keep happening
Mental Illness Is Not the Main Cause of Mass Shootings in America
Scientists Try To Explain What Makes A Mass Murderer
Why Better Mental-Health Care Won't Stop Mass Shootings

A Block Law 12 - Today  we'll talk about the Parkland Florida shootings that took place yesterday. For more look above at the junior law class.

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