1. Do you agree with the sentence in this case? Explain. Students supporting the sentence may suggest the people involved were adults who were not being forced into prostitution and so there was no real harm being done since prostitution is not illegal then the sentence itself seems reasonable Students opposing the sentence may suggest prostitution is a negative influence on society since it is often associated with drugs and corruption a light sentence does nothing to deter agencies that are running illegal services 2. The Judge noted that the relationship between Manion and the escorts was not “parasitical.” What does this mean? Why would this make a difference in determining the sentence? The relationship was not “parasitical” means that the escorts working for Manion were not being taken advantage of or being forced into prostitution. They were freely choosing to work for the agency and the agency charged a fee for arranging meetings with clients. This was important in determining the sentence since there were no threats or coercion being used to force the escort into prostitution.
1. List four ways mischief could be committed in relation to data. Four ways in which mischief can be committed in relationship to data are: (i) destroying data; (ii) rendering data useless; (iii) interfering with the lawful use of data; (iv) interfering with any person in the lawful use of data. 2. Regarding the offence of “mischief endangering life,” is it necessary for actual harm to materialize? Discuss. No, it is not necessary for the actual harm to materialize. The important aspect of the offence of mischief endangering life is that the actual act itself has been committed. 3. Provide an example of public mischief not found in this chapter. Examples of public mischief a woman phones a crime tip line and claims that her ex-husband is the bank robber they are looking for, when she knows that he is not someone repeatedly calls 9-1-1 when there is no emergency someone claims to have witnessed a crime or an accident when in fact they did not
4. What must the Crown prove to convict a person of fraud? To convict a person of fraud the Crown must prove that the accused purposely intended to deceive someone in order to cause a loss of property, money, or service. 5. Give an example of each of three different types of fraud. Different types of fraud are selling shares in a company that does not exist forging trademarks (selling counterfeit luxury items like watches or handbags) giving a cheque for payment when there is not enough money in the account tricking someone into signing a document for your benefit using someone else’s credit card number to make purchases without permission 6. List three criminal offences related to prostitution. Three criminal offences related to prostitution are soliciting keeping a common bawdy house living off the avails of prostitution. 7. Vladimir would be charged with keeping a common gaming house. A common gaming house is a place where people play various types of games, such as cards or dice, for money and the owner of the premises keeps a portion of the monies won.