1.     In a cell of 3 people, where one is an undercover police officer, a suspect confesses to the inmate while the undercover police officer overhears. Is this a valid confession?

2.     Discuss the three major crimes surrounding prostitution.

3.     Jim Smith is the president of Crime Inc. He constantly makes non physical passes at his secretary who becomes very uncomfortable in her job. Girl Inc is a related company of Crime Inc., a high-class call girl service targeted at the rich. Jim Smith gets arrested for living off the avails of prostitution. Before Jim is read his rights, he blurts out a confession to the police.

4.     A foreign exchange student goes to Spain while working on his honours project and notices that another student is looking at pornographic images. He becomes upset and asks him to stop looking at them. He refuses, so the foreign exchange student goes to the Dean and asks that the other student be expelled from school.

5.     John asks a prostitute to have sex with him in exchange for drugs. The prostitute works for an escort service and they discuss the transaction near Citadel Hill.

6.     Explain the difference between the North American and the European approach to sexual harassment.

7.     Mary meets a guy at a bar and is attracted to him. At the end of the night, he asks her to go have sex with him. Mary wants to, but she is very broke and tells him she will only do it if he pays her $200.

8.     What are the basic tenets of the broken windows theory? Is this an effective way of reducing crime?

9.     How does the broken windows policy deter larger, more serious crimes?

10. Aaron hires a sexual message specialist to provide a service for him in the privacy of his own home. She gives such a helping hand that Aaron requires her services in the same place next day.

11. Analyze the fundamental rights in Canadian criminal justice system.

12. Ruth is dressed as a prostitute because some of her clothing was stolen out of her laundry. Ruth is stopped by a man who offers to buy her new clothes if she has sex with him.

13. Tim and John spray-painted Dalhousie campus with derogatory comments against Asians. There was no reaction from the student body or alumni.

14.  Discuss gun control policy in Canada.

15.  For a class presentation for Crime and Public Policy at Dalhousie, two students decided to create a website on the issue of homosexuality. The content advocated for the killing of any individual who is a homosexual.

16.  Analyze all the categories of hate crimes in Canada.

17.  Bill and Tom belong to a white supremacist group. They decided to rob a local grocery store, whose employees are mostly African American.




Evaluation criteria: The criteria are formulated in the form of questions. A positive response must be given to the following questions in order to obtain full credit for each answer. The value of the evaluation criteria for each of the four questions is as stated after each of question.

1.     Did you answer the question comprehensively? Are all relevant problems discussed? Was the answer readable and well organized? Did you make connections between issues discussed in your answer? Did your answer show an understanding of the topic dealt with? Value of this criterion: 8 points for the question in section A, 6 points for the scenario in section B, and 5 points for the question in section C.

2.     Did your answer discuss problems by reference to theoretical issues learned during the course? Did your answer show an understanding of the appropriate readings or class discussions? Did your answer show an understanding of the discussions and issues arisen in class? Did your answer make reference to class discussions, activities, and readings? Value of this criterion: 4 points for the question in section A, 1 point for the scenario in section B, and 1 point for the question in section C.

  1. Is there a critical personal assessment of the topic discussed? Does the personal assessment show some originality? Value of this criterion: 3 points for the question in section A, 1 point for the scenario in section B, and 1 point for the question in section C.