New crimes in Modern Britain

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  • Why crimes have evolved
    • In 20th Century became more multicultural and equal. As attitudes changed new laws were needed to support these changes. Some laws that were previously criminal were decriminlaised
    • Race crime
      • In 1968, race relations act made certain crimes race crimes. This caused criminal courts to have the power to give harsher sentences for crimes like murder, if classed as hate crime
      • Drug crimes
        • Since introduction of the misuse of drugs act, 1971, Supply and taking drugs has been illegal. Controversial as many drugs such as weed are used as medicines
    • Driving offences
      • Many driving crimes are totally new due to the huge high numbers of cars on the roads.


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