Bloody Code

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  • Bloody Code
    • 18-19th century
    • increase of crimes punishable by death
    • murder
    • treason
    • stealing from a shipwreck
    • poaching
    • stealing letters
    • blacking yourself up at night
    • stealing goods up to five shillings
    • Judges used lighter sentences to dodge death penalty
    • Did not work
    • Transportation was used during the 1700s
    • By 1861, there only remained four crimes punishable by death; murder, treason, arson in naval dockyards, piracy with violence.
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