Friday, September 6, 2013 – POLS3300 – D. Baker
Midterm 1 – Oct 9 -20%
Midterm 2 – November 6- 20%
Assignment 1 (Criminal Code) – Sept 25 – 5%
Assignment 2 (Policy Paper) – Oct 25 – 10%
Assignment 3 (Sentencing) – Nov 22 – 10%
Final exam – December 12 – 35%
Midterms are not cumulative. Final exam is cumulative.
Course using Courselink a lot. He posts lecture slides ahead of time but they are
blank. You need to come to class to get the blanks, better explanations, etc.
Deadlines are always midnight. All assignments to be individually completed.
Textbook: Can use the 2012 but there are a few changes. About 50 bucks.
You will use the Criminal Code. You need one.
Lectures are extremely important to attend – readings won’t do on their own.
When I write exams, I try to think the following way – anything important should be
reflected in readings AND in lectures – some questions, on the other hand, are solely
based on the lecture. Some are just reading base as a check to make sure you are
doing the reading. Mix of all, vast majority are overlapped between text and lecture.
About 80% will be class lectures period.
Policy Advice for the Minister
12%/3% - Ministry of Justice/Attorney General (same person) gives you the paper
that has these numbers on it in 1999.
3% - aboriginals population in Canada
12% - aboriginals in prison in Canada
Is this a problem? Demographics. Poverty. Education. Year prior. Essentially the