Crime and punishment in Industrial Britain

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  • INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 1750-1900
    • CRIMES
      • 75% of reported crime was minor theft
      • Smuggling
      • 10% of crime involved violence
      • Murder
      • Peterloo protest
    • PETERLOO (AUGUST 1819)
      • 60,000 men, women and children at St Peter's field, Manchester
      • Demand that working class men should be allowed to vote and to get lower food prices and unemployment
      • PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION
      • Banners and music, protestors wore their 'Sunday best' and led by HENRY HUNT
      • FEAR OF REBELLION - government sent yeomanry, charged at protestors KILLING 11, INJURING 400
        • Sent 12,000 additional troops to stop further rebellion, Hunt put on trial and given 2.5 yrs in prison
      • Government passed THE SIX ACTS - public meetings over 50 banned, magistrates given power to search houses, sieze and destroy newspapers and publications
        • 1yr - people stooped rebelling when food prices went down and unemployment decreased
    • PUNISHMENTS
      • PRISON
      • TRANSPORTATION
      • BLOODY CODE
    • POLICING
      • 1829 - POLICE FORCE INTRODUCED

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