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