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- Is there anything which you think should be illegal in your country, but isn’t?
- What’s the worst crime you can think of?
- What drugs are illegal in your country? Do you think the law should be relaxed, or is it better to have a tough approach? Why?
- Do you think adultery should be a criminal offence? Why/ Why not?
- What should be the minimum age to drink alcohol at home? What about for smoking?
- Do you think immoral acts should always be illegal acts? Why/ Why not?
- Have you ever been a victim of crime? If so, are you happy to tell us what happened?
- Have you ever witnessed a crime? What happened?
- Are the police trustworthy in your country?
- Which do you think would be worse: having your house burgled, or being mugged in the street? Why?
- What’s the most common form of crime in your area?
- Do you think that file-sharing can be a crime? Why/ Why not?
- Are there any things which are crimes in your country, but you think should not be?
- Have you ever done something illegal? Are you happy to tell us what it was?
- Do you know of any famous crimes from your country? What happened?
- What crimes worry you the most?
- Alfred E Newman said, “crime does not pay … as well as politics.” What do you think about politicians in your country?
- In what situations might you consider committing a crime?
- Is graffiti always a crime? Why/ Why not?
- Do you think any crimes should be punishable by death? Why/ Why not?
Here are some interesting (and, hopefully, semi-permanent!) online articles and websites I’ve found. Have a look through and see if there’s one that might interest your class. If you have any other suggestions about more sites or articles I could include here, please let me know.
- Drunk Elk Found in Tree
- Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles
- Strange US Laws
- Strange British Laws
- Petoskey Batman arrested
Article from the “Weird & Wonderful” section of the BBC’s news pages.
Story about wallabies breaking into fields of opium being grown for Australia’s hospitals, and one of my favourite headlines of the year.
Compiled by LawGuru.com.
As related by the BBC.
Story of the Petoskey Batman, and its ending. There’s another short article about his sentence (including having to hang up his batman suit forever) here.