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Unit 2: Criminal Law

CHAPTER 7: BRINGING THE ACCUSED TO TRIAL

E-ACTIVITY: THE RCMP (p. 193)

Activity: Create a Poster Illustrating the Work of the RCMP

Canada's national policing organization fights crime through various programs. Find out more about the work of the RCMP and prepare a poster.

1. Visit the Web site of the RCMP. Consider the following options for your poster profile of this organization.

Option A:
Click on "Programs and Services," "Operations," and then "Federal Services." Then select one of the following items to read about. If you choose one of these programs to profile in your poster, write a brief summary of the nature of the program and highlight significant items of interest for your poster.

  • Customs and Excise

  • Drug Enforcement

  • Immigration

  • Proceeds of Crime

  • Money Laundering

  • Economic Crime Branch

  • Criminal Intelligence

Option B:
From the home page of the RCMP, click on "Programs and Services" and then "National Police Services." You may select one of the following programs to read about. If you choose one of these programs to profile on your poster, write a brief summary of the purpose of the program and highlight significant items of interest for your poster.

  • Canadian Criminal Records Information Services

  • Forensic Laboratories

  • National DNA Data Bank

  • Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System

Option C:
If you are interested in becoming an RCMP constable, select "Recruiting" from the home page of the RCMP. If you choose this topic for your poster, write a brief summary of the key requirements for becoming an RCMP constable.

2. Carefully select or rewrite the text that you will include on your poster. Your classmates are your target audience. Create categories to organize your information and graphically enhance your poster by including appropriate images and lettering styles.


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