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What was the Bridewell?
an early form of prison that corrects bad behaviour
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How many crimes were punishable by death in 1688?
50
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How many crimes were punishable by death in 1765?
160
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How many crimes were punishable by death in 1815?
225
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What are the 4 developments in crime?
vagabonds, highwaymen, smugglers, poachers (have to alter how they punish criminals)
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What methods are there of catching criminals?
no police force- did not deter criminals.hue and cry was still used and the system of unpaid contables
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Why did people believe crime was increasing?
newspapers- made people more aware
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What were the attitudes of law-makers?
MP's who passed the laws were wealthy landowners- wanting good for people as a whole and wanting to defend own rights and property. savage punishments were made to deter criminals.
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