Fall of the Roman Empire  410-450

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    • Policing
      • Vigillies- prevent and put out fires (7000)
        • Before all of these were introduced there was no form of policing- had to rely on neighbours
      • Urban cohorts- did not patrol the streets, prevented riots (3000)
      • Praetorian guards- emporers household guards
    • Punishments
      • Anyone who committed arson was bound, whipped and burned at the stake
      • Punishment for selling underweight bread
        • Whipping
        • Confiscation of property
        • Repaying cost
    • Crimes
      • Arson
      • Attacking the emporor
      • Stealing farm animals
      • Robbing temples


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