This is a 3 part assignment 1. Research 2. Written Project 3. Presentation
Research Minimum of 7 credible sources Minimum of 7 credible sourcescredible sourcescredible sources Minimum of 1 primary source Minimum of 1 primary sourceprimary sourceprimary source Minimum of 1 outside/expert source Minimum of 1 outside/expert source Minimum of 30 citations Minimum of 30 citations
Written Report 7 single spaced pages 7 single spaced pages Standard New Times Font Standard New Times Font Standard Margins Standard Margins
Title page Title page Headings Headings Notations Notations Bibliography Bibliography The don’t count as pages
The project will contain: Formal introduction and conclusion Formal introduction and conclusion Synopsis of the case Synopsis of the case Crown Case Crown Case
Defense Case Defense Case Key Evidence Key Evidence Witness testimony Witness testimony Verdict Verdict
Sentence Sentence Appeals Appeals Probation/Parole Probation/Parole Current status of offender Current status of offender
Controversy Controversy Impact on Canadian law and culture Impact on Canadian law and culture Minimum 1 primary source Minimum 1 primary source Input from a current legal expert Input from a current legal expert
No accused or convicted are to be contacted without the permission of Mr. O ’ Reilly No accused or convicted are to be contacted without the permission of Mr. O ’ Reilly
Full Notations and Bibliography Full Notations and Bibliography (Projects without full notations and bibliography will not be accepted) (Projects without full notations and bibliography will not be accepted)
The type of information required is subject to the topic selected and will be discussed during teacher/student conferences. A paper dealing with Steven Truscott will be much different than a paper on The FLQ or “ The Black Donnellys. A paper dealing with Steven Truscott will be much different than a paper on The FLQ or “ The Black Donnellys.
Presentation 20 – 30 minute presentation 20 – 30 minute presentation PowerPoint to embellish PowerPoint to embellish No reading No reading Informative and Interesting Informative and Interesting
Steven Truscott In 1959 he was convicted of raping and murdering a 12 year old school mate and was sentenced to hang. He was 14.
Johnson Aziga In 2009 was the first person in Canada convicted of 1 st Degree Murder for knowingly infecting women with HIV/AIDs
Donald Marshall The investigation into his wrongful murder conviction put racism against Aboriginals in the Canadian Justice spotlight.
Guy Paul Morin Was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his 9 year old neighbour, Christine Jessop
David Milgaard At age 17 he was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Gail Miller. Milgaard spent 23 years in prison.
William Mullins-Johnson and Dr. Charles Smith Based on the expert testimony of pathologist Charles Smith, Mullins-Johnson was found guilty of sodomizing and strangling his 4 year old niece. After 11 years in prison it was determined she died of natural causes
Mayerthorpe Mountie Murders March 3, 2005 – 4 Mounties were ambushed and murdered by James Roszko before he took his own life.
Robert Dziekanski Following a temper tantrum Robert was tackled by 4 RCMP officers and tasered 5 times resulting in cardiac arrest and death.
Clifford Olson The worst serial child killer in Canadian history. 11 innocent children killed and then the Government paid him to reveal where there bodies had been disposed.
Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka Known worldwide as the “Ken & Barbie Killers” the couple raped, videotaped and murdered three schoolgirls including Karla’s sister.
FLQ The FLQ was a terrorist organization that terrorized Quebec and Canada in the 1970s through bombings, kidnapping and murder.
Jane Creba Jane was an innocent bystander killed in a gang shooting on Boxing Day. 2005 was label “The Year of the Gun” by Toronto media
Russell Williams A new kind of killer terrorized the townships of Tweed and Belleville from 2008 – 2010. He was a sexual deviant, rapist, murderer and Wing Commander at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.
G-20 Toronto In the summer of 2010, the Government spent over a billion dollars to host the leaders of the 20 richest countries in the world. The summit provoked mass protests which were followed by some of the worst rights abuses in Canadian history
Ashley Smith Incarcerated four months for throwing crab apples, the teen strangled herself to death in prison 4 years later while guards watched her die.
Nadia Kajouji After committing suicide in 2008 it was discovered the 19 year old was encouraged to do it by a 48 year old man pretending online to be a 20 year old woman.
Reena Virk National headlines were made when the 14 year National headlines were made when the 14 year old outcast was murdered by a group of her classmates under a bridge in Vancouver.
The Montreal Massacre One of the worst mass murders in Canadian history, Marc Lepine gunned down 14 women as they studied at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. One of the worst mass murders in Canadian history, Marc Lepine gunned down 14 women as they studied at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
Robert Picton The B.C. pig farmer is believed to have murdered as many as 50 prostitutes and fed their remains to his pigs. The B.C. pig farmer is believed to have murdered as many as 50 prostitutes and fed their remains to his pigs.
Romeo Phillion Wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967 he was released 31 years later when it was discovered the police had information proving his innocence the entire time.
The Shafia Murders Three daughters and their “stepmother” are murdered by their own parents and brother in a horrific case of domestic violence and “honour killing”
Sexual Harassment & The RCMP Cpl. Catherine Galliford leads 282 others in a class action lawsuit against the RCMP for systemic sexual harassment.
J.R. J.R. - at the age of 12 became the youngest person in Canadian history convicted of multiple homicides when she and her 23 year old boyfriend butchered her mom, dad and 8 year old brother.
Stefanie Rengel Melissa Todorovic insisted and blackmailed her boyfriend David Bagshaw to murder Stefanie, a girl she’d never met. Melissa Todorovic insisted and blackmailed her boyfriend David Bagshaw to murder Stefanie, a girl she’d never met.
Rehtaeh Parsons First came the sexual assault, then the social media humiliation – the online and at school bullying followed by suicide. The Nova Scotia gov’t has since passed laws allowing the bullied to sue the parents of the bullies.
Peter Woodcock Raped and murder 3 children when 17 Raped and murder 3 children when 17 Declared insane Declared insane 34 years in an asylum 34 years in an asylum 1 st day pass in 1991 1 st day pass in 1991 Raped, murdered and Raped, murdered and dismembered a fellow patient
Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act In 2009 Desiere Munyaneza became the first person in Canada convicted of war crimes committed in another country In 2009 Desiere Munyaneza became the first person in Canada convicted of war crimes committed in another country
AIDWYC The Association in Defence of the Wrongfully convicted. Led by James Lockyer, this organization has helped gain the release from prison of scores of innocent men and women.
Kingston Penetentiary Opened in 1835 and scheduled to close this year it is an icon in Canadian corrections history.