THE BLOODY CODE: 1688-1823

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- The period where many crimes were punishable by death (even stealing a rabbit or cutting down trees!) - the number of crimes punishable by death between 1688 and 1823 rose from 50 to 200

- Execution and other corporal punishment still took place in public as DETERRENCE

- Was introduced because crime rates were increasing as society moved into the Industrial Revolution in


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