Changes to Crime

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  • Created on: 22-11-17 22:39

Highway Robbery

Highway robbers targetted carriages of wealthy people. It began in the year of the English civil war (1642 - 1649) but reached its peak in the early 1700s. It became a capital crime to commit highway robbery.


Hunting animals without having permissions or the right to do became a 'social crime', however, lots of people ignored the law is it was difficult to enforce and people thought it was unfair. The 1723 Black Act made hunting deer, hare or rabbits punishable by death furthermore, anyone found armed or disguised in hunting areas were…


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