Thursday Feb.14/19

1). Attendance
2). Distribute reflective assignment #2 “RCMP Staff Sergeant Lew” due at the beginning of Tuesday’s class.
3). RCMP recruitment presentation
4). HOMEWORK – reflective assignment #2 “RCMP Staff Sergeant Lew” due at the beginning of Tuesday’s class.
5). TEST – Next Thursday unit test

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Wednesday Feb.13/19

1). TTOC in class today.
2). Attendance
3). Student’s have three options:
-prepare questions for Thursday’s guest speaker from the RCMP
-study for next Thursday’s unit test
-complete work or study for another class

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Monday Feb.11/19

1). Formative (practice) quiz – “originates & types of laws in Canada”
2). Attendance
3). Discuss tomorrow’s guest speaker and the focus topics…
-recruitment process
-educational advice
-posting experiences
-law-related careers & within departments
-challenges in law enforcement
-question period
4). Work Check “Law: Its Purpose & History” questions 1-10
5). Class Discussion on questions 1-5
6). HOMEWORK – draft three questions for tomorrow’s guest speaker.
7). TEST – Law: Purpose & History Unit Test next Thursday Feb.21/19

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Friday Feb.8/19

1). Attendance
2). Current Events (Vancouver Tours bus driver Patrick Campbell charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of an American tourist, mother and father from Nova Scotia serve time for supplying their 13 old year son with marijuana, Abbotsford doctor order to pay $888,000 fine for prescribing medicine that permanently disabled patient)
3). WORK BLOCK (70 minutes) “Law: Its Purpose & History” questions 1-10
4). HOMEWORK “Law: Its Purpose & History” questions 1-10 due at the beginning of Monday’s class.
5). Please email if you want me to send you the scanned textbook chapter for the homework.

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Thursday Feb.7/19

1). Attendance
2). Current Events (two unknown victims were shot in a downtown Winnipeg restaurant late Wednesday night and the suspect(s) are still at large, YouTube sensation Austin Jones pleas guilty to child pornography, Toledo Ohio men charged with planning to attack a synagogue, Arizona nurse Nathan Sutherland charged with the rape of severely disabled patient, Manitoba’s Stony Mountain prison inmate Todd Irving murders fellow inmate Nolan Thomas gets increased sentence, 32 year old man sexually assaults girlfriend’s daughter in the Philippines)
3). Place class into three groups to debate the OJ Simpson cases: Guilty, Not Guilty, Undecided.
4). After group deliberation, each group presents their case. After the initial deliberation, each groups revisited and debunks the other sides in a healthy debate. The debate ends in a class discussion.
5). Distribute assignment “Law: Its Purpose & History” questions 1-10 due at the beginning of Monday’s class.

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Wednesday Feb.6/19

1). Attendance
2). Put the following questions on the whiteboard…
Based on the evidence…
Is OJ Simpson guilty?
Is OJ Simpson not guilty?
I am undecided based on the evidence provided.
BE SURE TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE FOR YOUR OPTION
The OJ Simpson documentary has been included on the blog so you can view it as many times as needed.
3). View the documentary (45 minutes)
4). HOMEWORK – Come to Thursday’s class with your position in the OJ Simpson case. Be sure to have evidence to back your position.

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Tuesday Feb.5/19

1). Formative (practice) quiz
2). Current Events (4 year old Washington State boy accidently shots his mother, 22 year old mother of four disappears after a night of partying, 69 year old man found shot Saturday night on the corner of Fraser Street & E.51 Avenue dies on way to hospital, convicted Montreal mother who killed her two children in 2009 gets a re-trial based on new evidence, Brigham Young University professor credited with starting the MeToo movement in 1999, young man from the Bronx killed by group of revengeful men based on mistaken identity stemming from sex tape)
3). Work Check & Class Discussion “Sources of Law Then & Now”
4). Highlight segments of the Bruce McArthur case
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/crimeincanada/rosie-dimanno-a-note-in-a-calendar-led-to-the-undoing-of-serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur/ar-BBTbjCO?ocid=spartanntp_edu
5). Class introduction of the O.J. Simpson case

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Monday Feb.4/19

1). Attendance
2). Current Events (update of Humboldt, Saskatchewan tragedy as driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is sentenced this week, 39 year old man shot over the weekend in a residential Burnaby neighborhood in what many speculate was targeted, Mobster’s son shot dead in “targeted” hit at Hamilton home, Nova Scotia husband murders his wife and tries to cover up the crime scene, Crystal City Nevada couple charged with murder in the starvation case of their newborn baby, Denver father involved in an affair who murdered his wife and two daughters receives three life sentences)
3). Distribute reading & assignment “Sources of Law Then and Now” due at the beginning of Tuesday’s class
4). WORK BLOCK (45 minutes)
5). Work Check – collect the reflective writing assignments from Friday’s Children of the Street Society presentation.

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Friday Feb.1/19

1). Attendance
2). Distribute reflective writing assignment “Children of the Street Society”
3). Walk the students to the presentation in the theatre
4). HOMEWORK – Reflective writing assignment due at the beginning of Monday’s class

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Thursday Jan.31/19

1). Formative (practice) quiz
2). Current event (update of the Bruce McArthur case in Toronto, BC Transit officer shot at Scott Road SkyTrain station, 61 year old Guelph Ontario charged with assault against her neighbour for shoveling snow onto her driveway)
3). Distribute and discuss “Reflective Writing” help sheets for guest & field trip reflections.
4). Read example of reflection assignment from Masters program
5). Continue PowerPoint presentation & lecture “Canada’s Legal Tradition: The History of Law in Canada” slides 3-5
6). NO HOMEWORK

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