February 6, 2019

The Chicago School contributed to the development of many theories including social disorganization theory. Social disorganization theory can be defined as “the inability of a community structure to realize the common values of its residents and maintain effective social controls” (Sampson & Groves, 2011, p. 109). Many theorists including: Shaw & McKay, Sampson & Groves, Bursik and Grasmick and Osgood and Chambers have contrib...

February 4, 2019

Ted Bundy was a serial killer that committed many crimes including: murder, rape, necrophilia, kidnapping, theft, auto theft, fraud and impersonation until his execution in 1989 (Dekle, 2011). The PCL-R is an assessment tool that aids a skilled professional to decide the level of psychopathy in a person at risk for psychopathy through a four factor model (Bartol & Bartol, 2014). This essay will demonstrate in Bundy’s case the...

January 30, 2019

Youth under 18 account for 19% of all criminal code charges and 16% of all violent crime in 1998 (Bell, 2012, p. 10). Official crime has increased over the last 100 years in Canada, but the overall pattern of youth crime has not (Bell, 2012, p. 22). There are many theories that attempt to explain this youth crime including Gottfredson and Hirschi as well as Sampson and Laub. Gottfredson and Hirschi put forth self-control theor...

January 28, 2019

One may be naïve to think murder cannot happen in their small town. Edward Gein made the towns people of Plainfield Wisconsin aware of the harsh reality that crime can occur in a small town (Fox & Levin, 2014). Edward Gein is a Schizophrenic serial killer that killed women who reminded him of his mother in order to practice necrophilia and used their skin in order to transform himself into a transvestite (LaBrode, 2007). Both...

January 16, 2019


Human rights are a hot topic for those who are criminally convicted and for international countries. This is because people generally use the ‘human rights card’ to try to avoid punishment and human rights issues are more visible in third world international countries as privileged Westerners can criticize. Universalism in terms of human rights refers to the application of the same rights to everyone no matter thei...

January 9, 2019

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Does alcohol impact one’s behaviour while under the influence? In “The Impact of Alcohol on Different Types of Violent Incidents” by Felson, Burchfield, and Teasdale (2007) examine conflicts involving alcohol between both strangers and various types of acquaintances. This shows interactions between people during intoxication and is an indication of which violent crimes are most likely comm...

December 7, 2018

This week we will be looking at McDonald's as a business and topics you should be thinking of when talking about a certain business during an interview.

1. Social Media:

McDonald's uses their social media to promote items on their menu and new items to come. McDonald's has the largest number of followers but they company does not reply to their social media quires on certain platforms and only replies if they are positive commen...

December 5, 2018

Krishen Muthoo the creator of doovice (https://doovice.com) will be bestowing upon us his knowledge of all things law. Krishen has created a blog where he does investigative field work and gets the answers that we are all looking for as aspiring lawyers. In this interview he will be telling us more about doovice, providing tips, and giving us an insight to the reality of commercial awareness.

Krishen Muthoo

1. What is doovice an...

December 3, 2018


In R. v. Barabash (2015), charges were brought against Barabash after it was discovered that he produced child pornography as well as possessed child pornography. The case decision was based on the analysis of ‘private use exception’. This private use exception states “1) the sexual activity must be legal; (2) the recording must be made with the consent of the persons depicted; and (3) the recording must be held for priva...

November 30, 2018

What is FTSE?

FT stands for Financial Times and SE stands for London Stock Exchange. The FTSE is not apart of the stock exchange despite its name. There is FTSE 100, FTSE 250, FTSE 350, FTSE SmallCap, and FTSE All-Share. It is an index that shows the financial performance of the companies on the index. FTSE 100 has 100 of the largest companies on the index, the FTSE 250 has 250 companies that are considered to be the next large...

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