Throughout this course, you have explored the proper legal procedures and practices for a variety of situations (arrest procedures, jury selection etc.) related to criminal and civil law.
Your task is to create a legally accurate Canadian episode of “Crime and Punishment”. Each member of your group will create a scene which illustrates your chosen criminal or civil law topic. You will be responsible for:
- coming up with the concept for the episode
- researching Canadian law
- writing the script
-starring in video segments
…all while making sure that it is legally accurate!
For this project you will be working in groups of 4-5 students. Each member of the group is responsible for completing one of the following scenes. Please note, your group can use its discretion with regards to scene selection. The following are ideas for scenes, that you may use, or you may change.
For example: Scenes could include: Crime re-enactment
-Must be a crime listed in the Canadian Criminal Code
-For the purpose of creating a mystery, the crime can be re-enacted several times with different perpetrators
Crime Scene Investigation
-Must demonstrate proper evidence collection and processing procedures
-Evidence collected should appear in the courtroom scene
-Improper evidence handling/’bad’ evidence can be used to further the story
-Must demonstrate a proper understanding of courtroom procedures
-Should incorporate evidence/testimony from the Crime Scene script and/or the questioning of the suspect, all court actors/players should be present (bailiff, judge, court recorder, jury if applicable)
-Must demonstrate proper procedures for the chosen topic
-Should use information from previous scripts to maintain consistency
-Can violate proper rules IF it is part of the storyline
-Must demonstrate a proper understanding of civil law procedures-plaintiff, defendant- appropriate remedies- balance of probabilities etc.
Be as creative as you can be in your story telling! Just remember, you need to create a complete storyline, so include all scenes necessary. You don’t want your audience to be left confused at the end of the story.
VideoLength-Should be between 25-35 minutes in length
Evaluation- You will be marked individually on this assignment. You will be assessed based on the following expectations outlined below. In addition to the outlined expectations, each group member is expected to participate in a minimum of 2 additional scenes in their group. You can film a scene, act in an additional scene, provide the location and props for an additional scene etc.
DUE DATES AND EXPECATIONS:1) PHASE #1: Tuesday April 26th- GROUP CONCEPT/PROPOSAL: A one page summary of your script concept including the participating members from your group, resources required (location of filming, props etc. and approximate scene length). Additional information about these expectations will be provided in class. Your group must hand in your proposal as a package with each scene concept in sequential order. /10 Marks
2) PHASE #2: Monday May 2nd -RESEARCH NOTES: A minimum of 2-3 pages of research consisting of relevant sections of the law, precedents, and all necessary background information about your topic that will help you to recreate an accurate and realistic script. Your video should be based on researched facts. There is a chapter in our textbook that corresponds with your scene topic, so that is a good place to start. /10 Marks 3) PHASE #3: Tuesday May 10th – SCRIPT DUE The length of your script will vary, based on required dialogue. Please include the dialogue, who is speaking, set ideas, costumes, props, location and any other non verbal communication that is necessary to set the scene. Please lay out the list of responsibilities for your group members. You need to remember that your group members will need to read your script and prepare for your scene so make sure it is as thorough as possible. /40 Marks 4) PHASE #4: TBD -PREPARATION DAYS-These two dates are allocated class time that has been designated for you to work on this assignment. At the end of each prep day, you will be required to submit a paragraph reflection on the work period. You should prepare to film or rehearse on these dates.
5) PHASE #5: Monday May 30th - FINAL PRODUCT DUE-DVD, USB copy of the entire production is due. Please make sure that your DVD/USB is clearly labeled. On this date, components 1-4 need to be handed back in as well. /60 Marks
LAW OSCARS- TWO DAYS- TBD
TOTAL MARKS AVAILABLE: /120 MARKS
WEIGHTING: 20% OF FINAL MARK
CLU3M1- Understanding Canadian Law- Summative Task PHASE #1 EXAMPLE Instructions: A one page summary of your script concept including the participating members from your group, resources required (location of filming, props etc. and approximate scene length). Additional information about these expectations will be provided in class. Your group must hand in your proposal as a package with each scene concept in sequential order
Summative Task:-Crime and Punishment Part #1: CSI Scene Proposal Location: Carlton Park
Length- Approximately 5-8 minutes
Bobby- Detective #1
Charlotte – Detective #2
Amir – Eye Witness
Anna – Forensic Photographer
Nick – Media person
Props- camera (2), costumes (white coats, glasses), weapon, gloves, recording device, police tape, flash light, make-up, etc.
Bobby arrives at the crime scene after receiving a call from the dispatcher that there has been a shooting at Carlton Park. When Bobby arrives, he sees a dead female with what appears to be multiple stab wounds to her head. He questions Charlotte as she has been on the scene for a bit longer to see if there are any leads. Charlotte informs Bobby that there is a potential eye witness. Bobby approaches Amir and begins to ask him questions about what he may have witnessed. In the background you can see Nick talking into a camera as he is from City Tv and is reporting live from the crime scene. Anna approaches Bobby to show him some of the photographs she has taken and Bobby gets a very shocked look on his face. We don’t know why he is making that look during this scene but it will be revealed later in the plot that he is shocked because the evidence that he sees points to the fact that he might be dealing with the workings of a serial killer here.
NAME :____________________ CLU 3M1: Summative Task- Phase #3: SCRIPT- RUBRIC VALUE: 40 MARKS
(Uses information from research notes to create a logical and legally accurate script. Scripts include verbal/non verbal communication and length of script is appropriate to cover the scene, shows incorporation of group members)
Research notes are not incorporated into the script and it is not legally accurate. Script does not follow a logical outline. Script is too long or too short or incomplete. Script does not have enough information about verbal communication. Low to no participation from group members.
Research notes are somewhat incorporated to the script and are somewhat legally accurate. Script follows a weak logical outline; Script is too long or too short. Script does mention some information about verbal communication. Some participation from group members.
Research notes are incorporated well into the script. Script does follow a logical outline; Script is missing only minor legal elements. Script has sufficient information about verbal communication. Strong participation from group members.
Research notes are incorporated very well into the script. Script follows a logical outline; Script is very detailed covering all aspects of the criminal law topic. Script has thorough information about verbal and non verbal communication. Strong participation from group members
(Incorporates creativity, originality and evidence of solid planning)
The script lacks creativity, originality and planning. Students did not incorporate any unique aspects in the script.
The script shows creativity, originality and some evidence of planning. Students’ scene is not very unique or thought out.
The script shows creativity and originality in majority of the scene. Scene is somewhat unique and thought out.
The script shows constant creativity and originality throughout the scene. Students show that they incorporated uniqueness to their scene and that it is solidly planned.
(Uses proper grammar and sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, legal terminology, when applicable.
Uses very poor grammar, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation.
Terminology is not applicable for respective scene.
Uses poor grammar, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation.
Terminology is not applicable for some parts of the respective scene.
Uses proper grammar, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation for the majority of the scene.
Terminology is applicable for the majority of the respective scene.
Exceptional use of grammar, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation throughout the entire scene.
Terminology is applicable for the whole scene