crime and punishment 1450-1750

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  • Crime and Punishment 1450-1750
    • Policing
      • At this time there was no official police force.
    • Punishment
      • types of punishment
        • Flogging
        • hanging
          • execution
        • houses of correction
      • the bloody code
        • The increase in crimes punishable from death rose from 50 crimes to over 200
          • The however led to fewer people being found guilty of crimes to avoid the death penalty
    • crime
      • begging
        • Increased unemployment led to a higher number of beggars. They were seperated into two categories:
          • Sturrdy beggars: beggars who were considered to be lazy and work shy.
          • Deserving- people who were sick or injured. Were given a badge and allowed to beg.
      • theft
      • heresy
        • Changes in peoples religious beliefs and the Monarchs beliefs led to an increase in heresy
      • smuggling and poaching
      • treason
        • There were more disputes over who should be king (the war of the roses.)
        • There were some who thought someone with a different religion should be monarch.
    • Key indivduals
      • Jonathon Wild thief taker general. However he was a successful criminal who got his rivals hanged for supposed crimes.
    • attitudes to crime
      • Punishment invented for and by the wealthy
      • People were scared of crime and fearred the poor


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