- Created by: maddieecarr
- Created on: 08-09-18 15:51
- the division of the Metropolitan Police Force that controlled Whitechapel
- beat constables were given a set route to patrol
- they were on the lookout for trouble and questioned people to find out what they were doing
- regularly had to report to their sergeant and recorded everything in a diary
Attitudes to the police
- were mistrusted and was seen as not caring for working class people
- few cooperated with investigations and constables were frequently attacked
- this made the policing more difficult
- dark, narrow alleys and courts with multiple doorways into rookeries packed with people
- made chasing and finding criminals very difficult
- large groups of professional thieves and pickpockets operated in the area.
- they employed people who were good at stealing and getting away quickly.
- public protests were…