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Unit One: Assignment

CLN4U Unit 1, Assignment 1: The Shafia Killings

Due on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Using the Maclean’s Article provided, entitled “ ‘A Sick Notion of Honour’ ” by Michael Friscolanti; read, research, explore, evaluate, and connect the Shafia case to Natural & Positive Law, as well as Primary & Secondary Sources of Law.
This assignment is large and important. You will not be able to complete it in one evening; please do not try. You will want to do some extra research and make use of your textbook.
Read through each section and question thoroughly, paying special attention to the point value awarded for each (see rubric at the end).
Follow all formatting rules as outlined below:

  • Font is Size 12, and a serif font

  • Response is double-spaced and in paragraph form (no additional spacing between paragraphs)

  • Margins are standard

  • A Title Page is included in standard MLA format

    • Creative title is centred in the top third of the page

    • Student, Course, Teacher, Date Information is found in the bottom right corner

  • Quotations, Paraphrases, etc. will be cited using MLA format (parenthetical citation)

  • Quotations will not be italicized

  • A Works Cited page will be attached at the end of the paper (NOTE: these are only the sources from which you use quotes or paraphrases)

  • A Header appears on each page with student’s last name and page number (in that order)



PART I: Natural & Positive Law


  1. Define “Natural Law” in your own words, providing at least one example. (NOTE: the example should not be of the physical world; e.g., the law of gravity)

    1. How does the Shafia case connect to Natural Law?

      1. Which natural laws are the prosecutors employing?

      2. Which natural laws are the defendants employing?

Use quotations to support your answers.


  1. Define “Positive Law” in your own words, providing at least one example.

    1. How does the Shafia case connect to Positive Law?

      1. Which positive laws are the prosecutors employing?

      2. Which positive laws are the defendants employing?

Use quotations to support your answers.
PART II: Primary & Secondary Sources of Law


  1. Define “Primary Sources of Law” in your own words

    1. List the Primary Sources of Law that are particularly important to the Shafia case.

    2. Explain using examples and quotes from the article.



  1. Define “Secondary Sources of Law” in your own words

    1. List the Secondary Sources of Law that are particularly important to the Shafia case.

(You may have to be more selective in this section; choose only the best
connections.)

    1. Explain using examples and quotes from the article.

    2. Support with excerpts from all of the following at least once:

            1. The Constitution

            2. Statutes

            3. Case/Common Law



  1. We have discussed at length morality and justice, as well as trying to determine when allowing personal beliefs and freedoms contradicts our Canadian laws and rights.

    1. What evidence supports the prosecution in this case regarding laws that have been broken?

    2. What arguments might the defense make in defending their clients, as it relates to allowing personal beliefs and convictions to be followed by particular groups of people in Canada?



Part III: Freud and Justice
1. Show your understanding of Freud’s influence on Canada’s judicial system, especially in the area of Criminal Law. Use quotations.
2. Lastly, make sure you include your personal definition of justice and whether the outcome of this case is one you would label as “just.” Use quotations as necessary.

EVALUATION
Content / 45

Category

Level 1

(50-59%)


Level 2

(60-69%)


Level 3

(70-79%)


Level 4

(80-89%)


Level 5
(90-100%)

Total


Question 1:

Natural Law, Connect to Shafia Case


- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Natural Law; unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Natural Law; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Natural Law; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Natural Law; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of Natural Law; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated

/5



Question 2:

Positive Law, Connect to Shafia Case


- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Positive Law; unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Positive Law; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Positive Law; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Positive Law; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of Positive Law; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated

/5



Question 3:

Primary Sources of Law



- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Primary Sources; unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Primary Sources; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Primary Sources; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Primary Sources; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of Primary Sources; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated

/5




Question 4:

Secondary Sources of Law



- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Natural Law; unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Natural Law; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Natural Law; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case





- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Natural Law; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of Natural Law; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated

/5



Question 5:

Personal beliefs and morals.

- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of personal beliefs and morals, unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Personal beliefs and morals, struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Personal beliefs and morals; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Personal beliefs and morals; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of personal beliefs and morals; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated

/10



Question 6:

Recognizing Freud

- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Freud;
unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Freud; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Freud; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Freud; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of The Freud; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated


/5



Question 7:

Defining and Recognizing Canadian Justice

- Demonstrates minimal knowledge of Canadian law and its sense of justice; unable to make connections to Shafia Case

- Demonstrates some knowledge of

Canadian law and its sense of justice; struggles to make (clear) connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of

Canadian law and its sense of justice; is able to make fairly clear connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of

Canadian law and its sense of justice; makes clear and logical connections to Shafia Case



- Demonstrates superb and highly impressive knowledge of Canadian law and its sense of justice; clear, thorough and natural connections to Shafia Case are demonstrated



/10




Written Presentation / 5

Category

Level 1

(50-59%)


Level 2

(60-69%)


Level 3

(70-79%)


Level 4

(80-89%)


Level 5
(90-100%)

Total


Written Presentation:

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Written Fluency (Transitions), Citations, Formatting, Etc.


- Completed little formatting as required

- simple spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors exist and are numerous

- written presentation is lacking: not fluent, clear, or concise

- the citation formatting is both inconsistent and incorrect



- Completed some formatting, though it’s quite creative

- simple spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors exist, though not many

- written presentation is clear some of the time, but not fluent

- the citation formatting is fairly consistent, though not correct



- Completed much of the formatting, though with variation

- spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors exist, but are limited in number

- written presentation is fairly fluent and often clear

- the citation formatting is consistent, though not fully correct



- Completed most formatting as required

- spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors exist, but are few

- written presentation is quite fluent, clear, and concise

- most citations are written correctly



- Completed all formatting as required

- spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors either do not exist, or are highly complicated

- written presentation is fluent, flowing, clear, and concise

- all citations are written correctly



/5



TOTAL / 50


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