Due Monday, September 23rd:
Teen Dating & Domestic Violence
Bring in your hand or typewritten sentences your prepared after watching
"No One Would Tell." Each sentence should descibe a growing concern or warning
sign associated with the violent relationship bertween Bobby and Stacie. We
will discuss this in class on Monday to prepare for the guest spaeker on
Tuesday, Detective Ann Fein of the Redmond Police Department.
Due Friday, September 27th:
Fairy Tale Crime Story
Select any fairy tale from your childhood. Identify a minimum of 5 acts
committed by any one or all of the characters that would be actual crimes if
the story was true. For each of these acts, specify the corresponding RCW
number and title. Explain what mental state, behavior and outcome in the story
satisfies the requirement of the statute.
Extra Credit: You and a partner must role play a 3 minute skit that
includes an explanation to the audience of the “crimes” that occurred on the
fairy tale you portrayed. Creativity, costumes and props always make for a
nice skit (and grade!)
Due Tuesday, October 1st: RCW analysis of 2 news articles handed out
last week...Heroin Overdose in Redmond and Miss Teen USA "sextortion" case.
Due Thursday, October 3rd: Find the Seattle Times article "Coaches
Who Prey" on line and read it in its entirety.
Due Friday, October 4th
Crime Portfolio worth 120 points!
See Handouts for a complete rubric that you can print if you lost the
one I handed you in class.
Due Tuesday, October 15th:
You and a partner are responsible for developing and presenting a five minute
educational speech, video, or role-play (in front of class) to educate an
imagined audience consisting of the State of WA PTA, WIAA State Coaches
Association, and school administrators (principals). The subject is "Student
Athlete and Coach Relationships." The key points of your presentation
should be drawn from the Seattle Times article "Coaches Who Prey."
You may use other relevant sources at your discretion but the Seattle Times
article should be the foundation of your presentation. The end product that
you turn in for a grade will consist of either a video, script of a role-play
or the handout used to give to your audience after your presentation...typed
At a minimum, 3 sub-topics as outlined in class and presented in the
article need to be addressed. 3 different laws from the RCW need to be
outlined in your presentation as well.
R Rated Movie Notice: Associated with our study
of significant laws (Malicious Harassment in this case) is the showing of American
History X. This R rated movie has graphic violence and treats the
subject of racial & religious hatred in explicit terms. Please conduct your
own on-line search of video content and discuss the showing of this video in
class with your parents and if an alternative assignment is preferred, please
let me know.
The Patriot Act v. the 4th Amendment; a Cautionary Tale
The following themes and elements must be embedded in your short
story of 1500 words minimum.
War on Terrorism – September 11th bombings of the Trade Towers
Provisions of the Patriot Act as they relate to the 4th Amendment
Two government enforcement officials (one who sees the Patriot Act as
vital to the nation’s security and any perceived erosion of the 4th Amendment
is just liberal, anti-government rhetoric…the second has experienced an
awakening in light of the Eric Snowden incident and feels the 4th Amendment is
being trampled upon by government.)
A fictitious citizen(s) of the US engaged in behavior that results in
an investigation by the government
Minimum of 3 sources of information that supports your use/analysis of
the Patriot Act vis-à-vis the 4th Amendment. One such source must be decidedly
pro government (supports the Patriot Act in its current state.)
discussion today, the following alternative approaches are available for you
to complete this assignment:
1. Conduct a series of interviews (4 minimum, that you may videorecord) so as
to capture the understanding/opinion of the interviewee regarding the Patriot
Act and their 4th Amendment Rights. You should conduct as many interviews as
necessary in order to achieve a "compare/contrast" effect of the differing
viewpoints on this subject. Your paper that requires the 1500 word minimum
may include excerts of the interviews but should be developed to demonstrate
your knowledge of the Patriot Act, 4th Amendment and the inherent conflict
that now exists.
2. Write a persuasive essay, taking one position over another, that
articulates your beliefs on this subject. Your essay must be supported by a
minimum of three credible research references.
Assignment Due: December 10th