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Billys Bad Day Worksheet


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Worksheet accompanying Billy's Bad Day presentation.

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Billys Bad Day Worksheet

  1. 1. Billy’s Bad Day Activity One Listen to the story of Billy’s Bad Day. Every time you think he commits a criminal offence, write it down in the table below. Event Has Billy If yes, describe the details committed a of the crime crime? (Yes/No) Supermarket Visit Fountain Adventure Billy, Bicycles and Possums Secret Garden Billy takes a shrub
  2. 2. Billy’s Bad Friends Hotdog Purchase Beer and Billy Discussion Questions Form pairs and answer the following: 1. Think about those events/Billy’s actions that you did not think were crimes. Identify the action and explain the reasons for your decision. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
  3. 3. 2. Considering your response to question 1, what do you think are the elements of a crime – that is, what must be proven in order to establish that a crime has occurred? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ 3. For each of the crimes that Billy did commit, which type of punishment do you think is appropriate – a good behaviour bond, a fine, a community service order or imprisonment – and why? Crime What is an Why is this appropriate? appropriate punishment?
  4. 4. Activity Two – Finding Legislation using Austlii The Austlii website is a database where you can find Australian case law and legislation. Many (but not all) criminal offences in NSW are found in a piece of legislation called the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Follow these steps to find the pieces of legislation that apply to Billy. a. Visit b. Click on the “New South Wales” link on the left hand side under Cases and Legislation c. Click on the “New South Wales Consolidated Acts” link under NSW Legislation d. Click on “C” for Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) e. Click on “Crimes Act 1900”. You should now see a list of the sections of the Crimes Act. Click on and read the following sections: a. Section 178B b. Section 513 c. Section 118 f. Task: How would each of these sections apply to Billy’s story?