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Unit 2: Criminal Law

CHAPTER 4: CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL OFFENCES

E-ACTIVITY: LAW REFORM AND THE LAW COMMISSION OF CANADA (p. 105)

Activity: Make a Tree Diagram of the Current Work of the Law Commission of Canada

Explore the Law Commission of Canada to discover more about law reform and the work of this independent federal agency. In this activity, you will make a tree diagram to help you visualize the structure of the Law Commission's work.

  1. Visit the Law Commission of Canada Web site and discover the issues and projects of current focus. See what issues are being highlighted in order to improve and modernize Canadian laws.

    Then take the following steps to create a tree diagram to illustrate the work of the Law Commission.

    • Identify the purpose of the Law Commission. Write this at the bottom of a large sheet of paper.
    • Identify the four themes around which the Law Commission structures its work. Write these above the purpose, as the main branches of your tree.
    • Describe the type of research project that the commission focuses on under each theme, and write these as extensions of your four theme branches.
    • Identify the specific research projects that the commission is focusing on under each theme, and write these as smaller branches extending from your extended theme branches.

  2. Explain how you as a citizen can participate in the consultative process.

  3. Select one of the following research topics and summarize the issues the Law Commission is reviewing in this area:

    • Close Personal Relationships Between Adults. See the summary of discussion points at the end of the "Executive Summary" to discover the issues at stake in this area.
    • From Restorative Justice to Transformative Justice. See the "Questions for Discussion" to identify the main issues in this area.
    • Institutional Abuse of Children. See the "Issues" section in the "Executive Summary" to identify the central issues.

     

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