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Section 2.

2 Assignment Part A:
Definitions/Introduction to the Criminal Code


In the space provided, (Column C) write the letter of the word or

phrase from Column A that best fits the definition in Column B. (10

Column A Column B

a. aggravated assault 1. intentional damage by fire _____

b. robbery 2 the act of fraudulently taking
c. infanticide something _____
d. non-culpable 3. blamable killing _____
homicide 4. intent to wound, maim, or _____
e. theft disfigure
f. causation 5. painlessly putting to death as an
act of mercy, a person suffering _____
g. soliciting
from an incurable and disabling _____
h. arson disease
i. euthanasia 6. forcible removal of a child _____
j. culpable homicide 7. deliberate destruction or damage
k. procure of property
l. mischief 8. theft involving violence, threat of _____
m. abduction violence, assault, or the use of _____
offensive weapons
9. non-blamable killing _____
10. communicating for the purpose
of prostitution


Section 2.2 Assignment Part B:
Violent Crimes


Re-read the following articles in your Law 12 Source File: (Law 12 Source File is found
online in the top section of this course, where other “Helpful” topics are found. It is in a
PDF format and it does take a moment to download and open. When it opens, please
scroll to page 17 to view the topics for this assignment)

 Supreme Court Hears Murder Appeal

 Loski's Killer Loses Appeal to Top Court

These two news articles describe the criminal case in which Daniel Nette was convicted
of second-degree murder in the death of 95-year-old Clara Loski.

Using the same basic information you have read about this case, write two (short) news
stories using the “5 W's and H” (who, what, where, when, why, and how). The opening
sentence has been provided for you.

1. The first news story is to reflect hypothetical actions that would have clearly
made Daniel Nette guilty of first-degree murder. (5 marks)


Yesterday, in the Kelowna courtroom, Daniel Nette was found guilty of first-
degree murder….

Insert Answer Here

2. The second news story is to reflect hypothetical actions that would have clearly
made Daniel Nette guilty of manslaughter. (5 marks)


Yesterday, in the Kelowna courtroom, Daniel Nette was found guilty of

Insert Answer Here



Section 2.2 Assignment Part C:

Actions with a High Social Impact


In 1991 Sue Rodriguez of Victoria, BC was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Knowing she was going to die, Rodriguez fought for the legal right to commit doctor-
assisted suicide.


Go to your Law 12 Source File - and read the article “Right to Die.” This article
describes the Sue Rodriguez case. Your All About Law textbook also has a brief summary
of this case on page 105.

Go to the Law 12 Web site and select Assisted Suicide: Sue Rodriguez from the Module 2

1. What two statutes appeared to be in conflict in the case of Sue Rodriguez?

Explain the conflict. (2 marks)

2. What was the key legal issue? (2 marks)

3 What two methods did Sue Rodriguez use to try to change the law? (2 marks)

4. Based on public opinion, what do you predict will happen in the future with
respect to the law relating to assisted-suicide? Comment on possible reasons. (2



Section 2.2 Assignment Part D:

Crimes Related to Driving


Refer to the cases: R. v. MacFillivray and R. v. Hundal in your All About Law textbook -
on page 175.

1. Explain the standard of care MacGillivray should have shown while driving his
boat. (3 marks)
2. Identify two facts that indicate that Hundal's actions were a gross departure from
the standard of care expected from a prudent driver. (2 marks)



Section 2.2 Assignment Part E:

The Youth Justice Criminal Act


The Youth Criminal Justice Act defines the offences and punishments applicable to
youths aged 12 to 17 who commit crimes. In this assignment you will read about the
Youth Criminal Justice Act and take detailed notes on what you have learned.


These are your notes and do not have to be handed in.

Go to your All About Law textbook - and read Chapter 10.

Take notes on what you have read, using one of the two note taking systems described in
your Law 12 Source File - Note Taking Strategies section.
Your notes should be divided into the following four groupings, based on these sections
from your textbook.

1. Sections 10.1 and 10.2 combined

2. Section 10.3 (pages 287–291)

3. Section 10.4 (pages 291–294)

4. Section 10.5 (pages 296–303)

Focus on the text in the regular white fields; case studies and special focus issues are

Look for the key idea in each paragraph; your tasks will be to identify the key idea and
avoid secondary information. Reducing the content but not losing the central meaning is
the biggest challenge when note taking.


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