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Law in your backyard

The “Hungry Harry” case study explored theft and manslaughter. It’s now time for you to discover how the law applies in your jurisdiction.

What you need to do

  1. Go online and find the law and penalties for theft and manslaughter in your jurisdiction. If you live in Australia, consider finding out about the law and penalties from another State or common law jurisdiction.

  2. In the Comments, share with other learners your findings.

Also consider responding to the following questions:

  • What’s the definition of theft in your jurisdiction? Are there other offences that deal with ‘theft’ and is there a clear distinction between the crime of theft and these other offences?

  • Is there an easy and clear distinction between murder and manslaughter in your jurisdiction, and how would you explain it?

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by reviewing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary.

Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Need help finding law resources?

If you’re not sure how to find law resources, watch Caroline’s How to start finding the law and How to access online law resources to learn how to access and search for legal information online.

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Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

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