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Unit 2: Criminal Law
CHAPTER 7: BRINGING THE ACCUSED TO TRIAL
E-ACTIVITY: WIRETAPPING AND TELEMARKETING FRAUD (p. 199)
Activity: Jigsaw Wiretapping Issues
Telemarketing scams defraud thousands of Canadians each year. This is an international problem, and police agencies around the world have tried various techniques to crack down on these scams. Wiretapping is one of the more successful tools used today to fight against this crime. To find out more about the use of wiretapping to fight telemarketing fraud, participate in the following jigsaw activity.
1. Visit the Web site of Industry Canada to learn how the Criminal Code has been amended so that the Competition Bureau can legally tap phone lines to fight phone fraud.
Form home groups of four students. Each of you then selects one of the following pairs of questions to research.
Each of you then moves to an expert group made up of other students researching the same pair of questions. Work with your expert group to find the best answers.
When you have found the answers to both questions, return to your home group to share your findings.
2. As a follow-up to your jigsaw exercise, visit the Competition
Bureau and summarize the facts of the first example in Appendix 1,
called "Deceptive Telemarketing." Briefly summarize the circumstances
under which the Competition Bureau could seek authorization to wiretap