FREEDOM: THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES

Civil Liberties in the Constitution Civil liberties are constitutional provisions, laws, and practices that protect individuals from governmental interference. Found primarily in the Bill of Rights. They protect us from the government. Civil rights are guarantees by government of equal treatment to all citizens.  (The word equality does not appear in the Constitution.) Constitutional liberties…

Crime Definitions

Homicide: killing another human being, either directly or indirectly Non-Culpable Homicide: is not criminal and occurs when death is caused by complete accident or in self-defence First Degree Murder: –          is planned and deliberate (considered, not impulsive) –          victim is a law enforcement agent –          occurs while another offensive crime is being committed –          occurs…

Grounds of Discrimination

Activities protected by human rights legislation include employment, accommodation and facilities, and meeting special needs. 1.  Employment Everyone has a right to “equal treatment with respect to employment” in the job application process, as well as in training, transfers, promotions, apprenticeship, dismissal, and layoffs. CONSTRUCTIVE AND DIRECT DISCRIMINATION Constructive Discrimination – employment policies that inadvertently…