Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thursday, April 12. 2018

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

D Block Human Geography 11 -  Our key question (with Mr. V.) is "How do different religions use and alter they space they occupy"? To help answer that question we'll look at a a slideshow that covers information about different religious buildings, holy places, and the effect of and on the landscape by different religions. I hope to have a discussion around the question Why do you think different religions have different buildings? Lastly I'll number you off in to groups and you will be participating in a group activity based on religious use of space. You will be asked to read the scenario I assign your group, come up with two solutions as a group, and write down the merits and challenges of each for the people involved (this is NOT being done from your perspective but from the perspective of the people in the scenario).

C Block Criminology 12 - Since most of you were gone for Graduation Transition workshops yesterday...we'll start our look at white collar crime. We will begin by learning how to identify a pyramid / ponzi scam (for more take a look at How Stuff Works). Next, we'll look at individual exploitation of an institutional position, influence peddling & bribery, theft and employee fraud, client fraud and corporate crime. I'll introduce to Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association Theory (he introduced the concept "white collar crime").  A great example of embezzlement and swindling was presented by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight
Another really good example of a text message scam can be found in a CBC news story...where bad cheques are forged and passed on to unsuspecting victims.
We'll also see what we can find on the Internet about white collar crime....spoiler alert LOTS!
National Check Fraud Center
Robert O. Keel White Collar Crime
Canadian Encyclopedia White Collar Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation White Collar Crime Division
Understanding White Collar Crime
News Stories of White Collar Crime

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - We'll finish the Law & Order episode from season 10 called Loco Parentis. After we'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the judge, the crown prosecutor, defense counsel, the court clerk, court recorder, and sheriff. This should help you with your Fairy Tale Law project which you'll start next week.

A Block Law 12 - Today in Law we'll look at driving infractions. We'll find out what the Criminal Code says a "vehicle" is and what a public space is in relation to impaired driving, including the very important legal concept of "care or control". For more on the revised drinking and driving laws in BC check out the Road Rules blog.

Currently, it is a Criminal Code offence to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.08 (80 mg alcohol per 100 ml of blood). Every province, except Quebec, has introduced supplementary laws that allow police to impound vehicles, suspend licences and apply other administrative sanctions against drivers whose blood alcohol levels don’t quite reach the criminal threshold, but fall in the “warning” range of 0.05 to 0.08. In BC, under the 2010 amended BC Motor Vehicle Act, blowing over the blood alcohol level of .05 leads to an immediate—at the roadside—3-day loss of your driver’s licence, a $200 administrative penalty, a $250 licence reinstatement fee and, for repeat offenders, escalating consequences. Despite years of public messaging about the dangers of drinking and driving, Canada ranks No. 1 among 19 wealthy countries for percentage of roadway deaths linked to alcohol impairment.

CC 253 (1) Every one commits an offence who operates a motor vehicle or vessel or operates or assists in the operation of an aircraft or of railway equipment or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, whether it is in motion or not,

(a) while the person’s ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug; or

(b) having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood.

CC 255 (1) Every one who commits an offence under section 253 or 254 is guilty of an indictable offence or an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable,

(a) whether the offence is prosecuted by indictment or punishable on summary conviction, to the following minimum punishment, namely,
(i) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $1,000,
(ii) for a second offence, to imprisonment for not less than 30 days, and
(iii) for each subsequent offence, to imprisonment for not less than 120 days;
(b) where the offence is prosecuted by indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; and
(c) if the offence is punishable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months.

Impaired driving causing bodily harm

(2) Everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) and causes bodily harm to another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years.

Impaired driving causing death

(3) Everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) and causes the death of another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

We'll look at Fines and points for B.C. traffic offences as well as the Driver Penalty Point premium in BC.

You'll have four questions to complete (from yesterday):

1. What is the legal definition of a drug?
2. What are the elements of a charge for possession?
3. Describe two situations in which someone may be charged with possession while not physically possessing the drug.
4. What is "Intent to Possess"? Is intent necessary for a charge of possession?

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