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5:05 PM on December 6, 2012 
Important reminders for Criminal Law unit:
Monday, December 10- debate on Bill 101, movie and discuss US-Canadian justice differences
Tuesday, December 11- Visit by Inspector David Saunders
Wednesday, December 12- Visit by Ms. Neche, jury duty experience
Thursday, December 13- Student presentations about murder cases
Friday, December 14- Student presentations about murder cases
Monday, December 17- Ms. Monis: Crime and Youth
Tuesday, December 18- Ms. Monis: Crime and Youth
Wednesday, December 19- review for test
Thursday, December 20- Criminal law test
Friday, December 21- food
Major Canadian Murder Cases and Trials Assignment- Due Thursday, December 13
Task: Each pair of students will complete one famous murder case and trial within Canada to write and present to the class for Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. Each student is responsible for two sections provided below in co-ordination with your partner. Each section should be no less than 1 page in length, double spaced, 12 font. Each section is worth 15 marks Application and 10 marks Communication.
a) What happened? Provide the details of the crime itself. Which crime(s) were committed? What evidence was there that proved the case? How easy was the gathering of evidence and the trial itself? What were the main events?
b) Who was the accused or guilty person? Discuss their family, economic, criminal and societal background. What were some potential events in their life or factors that lead them to commit these crimes?
c) Who were the victims? Where did they come from? What was their background, status, situation at the time of the murder? Were they connected to the criminal? How did they spend their last hours? Were their deaths just by chance or were they carefully selected by the killer(s)? Explain.
d) Societal implications of the case. How was society and the local community affected by these crimes overall? Did we learn anything from the crime to either make a new law or have an effect on policing or mistakes that may have been made? How did the local and/or the national and/or international community react to the crime?
REMINDER: CRIMINAL LAW TEST ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
TAKE TIME TO READ AND TAKE NOTES FROM THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS AND PAGES OF THE TEXTBOOK IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR TEST
Main subtopics:
Chapter 9: The Nature of Crime:
a) Causes of Crime pp. 238-242
b) Purposes of Criminal Law pp. 245-247, 250
c) Types of Crime pp.254-255, 256-257, 259-265
d) Incomplete Crimes pp. 271-273, 275
Chapter 10: The Criminal Process
a) Procedural Process pp.282-284
b) The Adversarial System pp. 287-289
c) The Canadian Criminal Process pp.290-298, 300-302, 305-319, 321-323
Chapter 11: Defences
a) Automatism pp. 332, 335-340, 342-343, 345-348, 351
b) Self Defence pp. 352-353, 356-357, 360-364
Chapter 12: Sentencing
a) Purpose of Sentencing pp. 368-375, 379-381, 383-387, 391-397