Common Law Marriage in Texas
What is a common law marriage?
A valid common law marriage is where a man and
woman become husband and wife without getting a
marriage license and having a marriage ceremony.
Once proved, a common law marriage has the same
The Flight To Free My Son
The David Milgaard Story
What facts suggest that David could be the killer?
Who was in the car bound for British Columbia and why did they stop in
What horrible bad luck plays a role in this as t
SeRiaL KiLLer AnaLYsiS
Serial killers are often made popular by the extensive media coverage placed on
their crimes. Little attention is directed towards the possible causes to their
heinous behaviour. The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to
Sociopath or Psychopath?
In class two A & E documentaries were viewed profiling the biographies of
John Wayne Gacy and Andrej Romanowitsch Chikatilo.
Your task is the following:
1. Outline sociological explanations for their behaviour
2. Outline psycholog
Congratulations youve made it this far in the course. Your next task deals with the concept
of sentencing. You will be randomly assigned an article and role (Crown or Defence) in a
sentencing case. You will go head-to-head with one of
Criminal Law Test Review
1. Identify the 6 strategies police use in solving crimes.
2. Identify the facts of the Holly Jones case and the issues pertaining to searches and
3. Apply the 6 strategies police use in solving crimes to the Victoria Staffor
Title: Criminal Justice
Corresponding Student Center Pages: How Courts Work; Your Day in Court The Punishment Phase
Age Level: Grades 6-12
Suggested Time Needed: 2-3 class periods
Description: Most of the activities in this lesson are group activities. In
Property and Other Types of Crime
1000s of years ago the most serious offences were property offences, in fact at
one point the death penalty was th punishment for stealing or damaging someones
property or livestock.
Even now property crim
All About Law pages 127 -141
1. Distinguish between culpable and non-culpable homicide.
2. Distinguish between first-degree and second-degree
murder and describe the penalties for each.
3. What is manslaughter and what are two successful defences
T&L 818:Thematic Unit
Fall 2003- Dr. Paul Garcia
By: Connie Ubben and Aaron Faulkner
Purpose: The lessons designed for this unit are intended as a guide to help
students work in a communicative classroom environment making connections
(In-class assignment film: The Hurricane)
This is an in-class assignment. After viewing the movie shown in class, The
Hurricane, answer the following question and hand it in. After the
completion of the film, you have 20 minutes maxim
This project revolves around editorial articles posted in the Toronto Star in May of 2005. Some
of the content in this package may be disturbing and must be analyzed in a mature manner.
Your task is to complete the readings in th
Less Fear, More Crime
Macleans, August 18, 2008
1. What did the most recent Statistics Canada report on crime reveal?
2. Why crimes are on the rise that may account for the publics growing fear?
3. What was Inspector Mike Porteous explanation for these co
Canadian Criminal Code
Macdonald believed strongly in the need for a single,
uniform regime of criminal law for the entire country. In fact,
the Canadian constitution which he helped write, gave the
federal government the explicit authority to codify the
An act or omission prohibited by law, which is
considered a wrong against society and societys
values and morals.
Crime is a wrong against society.
Criminal law is part of Public law because its main
purpose is to protect the public
TITLE 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 1.01. SHORT TITLE. This code shall be known and may be
cited as the Penal Code.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg
2007 2008 TEXAS PENAL CODE
Burden of Proof.
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
Criminal Responsibility for Conduct o
Home Schooling in the United States:
A Legal Analysis
Compulsory Attendance Ages:
Required Days of Instruction:
A child who is at least six years of age and who has not yet reached
the childs 18th birthday shall
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS .
OPORTUNIDAD IGUAL DE EMPLEO ES .
The LAW prohibits employers, employment
agencies and labor unions from denying equal
employment opportunities in
AND SELECTED STATUTES
2013 - 2014
Texas Department of Public Safety
This publication contains laws created and amended as the result of the passage
of bills by the 83r