Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday, March 14. 2018

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

B Block 9:00 – 10:00
AG 10:05 – 10:15
A Block 10:20 – 11:20
Lunch 11:20 – 12:00
D Block 12:05 – 1:05
C Block 1:10 – 2:10
Personalized Learning 2:10 – 3:15

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - Today we will continue our look at criminal forensics by looking at 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. We'll practice a bit by getting fingerprinted. We will all get one set of fingers (and thumb) on one hand fingerprinted (our non dominant hand) by using graphite pencils and scotch tape. You will need to identify whether or not your prints are loops, arches, or whorls and then place them up on the blackboard. You will need to identify the total number of loops, arches, and whorls for each finger (and thumb) for the class (for everyone's sets of prints) and then graph the data. The graph is a comparative bar graph. For each finger (thumb, index, middle, ring & pinky) count up the total number of loops, arches, and whorls and graph that out next to each other

A Block Law 12 - After being arrested, a person may be released on the spot. This may be when police officers believe that the accused presents no further danger and will appear on the trial date. Others are taken to the police station, where the police record the criminal charges and take fingerprints and photographs. Some of these people will also be released, usually if they are charged with less serious offences. If the police believe that an accused may commit further offences, is a threat to the victim or witness, will interfere with the investigation, or will not appear in court, she or he may be detained until a bail hearing takes place.

So, we'll talk about bail and judicial release procedures and then I'll need you to define Bail, Recognizance and Undertaking and complete questions 4 from page 164 along with 3 and 5 from page 178 of the All About Law text.

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll look at the Key Issue "Why Is Energy Important for Development"? We'll examine renewable and non-renewable energy sources along with proven and potential energy reserves. Demand for energy comes from three principle types of consumption: businesses, homes, and transportation. China consumes 20 percent of the world’s energy, followed by the United States at 18 percent. Per-capita consumption of energy is three times higher in developed countries than developing countries. You'll have a few charts to fill out for me today and to help:

BC Sustainable Energy Association
Energy Alternatives
Clean Energy BC
Government of BC Electricity and Alternative Energy
Pembina Institute: Renewable and Energy Alternatives BC
Energy BC
Sierra Club BC Alternative Energy
Tyee Mapping BC's Clean Energy
Canadian Wind Energy Association BC
BC Geothermal Estimates
Canadian Geographic Energy IQ
BC Hydro Green Energy Study
Energy IQ Canadian Geographic

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll look at terrorism. For terrorism consider the following:
By design, terrorist attacks are intended to have a psychological impact far outweighing the physical damage the attack causes. As their name suggests, they are meant to cause terror that amplifies the actual attack. A target population responding to a terrorist attack with panic and hysteria allows the perpetrators to obtain a maximum return on their physical effort. One way to mitigate the psychological impact of terrorism is to remove the mystique and hype associated with it. The first step in this demystification is recognizing that terrorism is a tactic used by a variety of actors and that it will not go away. Terrorism and, more broadly, violence are and will remain part of the human condition. The Chinese, for example, did not build the Great Wall to attract tourists, but to keep out marauding hordes. Fortunately, today's terrorists are far less dangerous to society than the Mongols were to Ming China.

For more on this read Keeping Terrorism in Perspective at Stratfor
For information on terrorism check out:Terrorism Watch and WarningDHS Preventing TerrorismGlobal Terrorism DatabaseFBI TerrorismForeign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada TerrorismNational Counterterrorism Center

I'll have you work on the following questions this week:
  1. Despite cultural awareness and various initiatives in schools and in the media, hate crimes continue to happen in significant numbers in Canada. Discuss the types of hate crimes most prevalent in Canada and the current responses to them. 
  2. Governments have tried numerous responses to terrorism. Discuss some of these responses. 
  3. It is unlikely that the threat of punishment can deter robbery; most robbers refuse to think about apprehension and punishment. Wright and Decker suggest that eliminating cash and relying on debit and credit cards may be the most productive method to reduce the incidence of robbery. Although this seems far-fetched, society is becoming progressively more cashless; it is now possible to buy both gas and groceries with credit cards. Would a cashless society end the threat of robbery, or would innovative robbers find new targets?
  4. Based on what you know about how robbers target victims, how can you better protect yourself from robbery? 

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