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Who’s to Blame?

Students use a historic legal case to explore the question of whether we retain personal responsibility for our actions, even in the most extreme circumstances.

Overview

This activity is based on the case of R v. Dudley and Stephens (1884) – two sailors accused of murdering cabin boy Richard Parker, after being cast adrift on the high seas. The activity is used primarily to explore the question of whether we retain personal responsibility for our actions, even in the most acute...
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