Crime and punishment (anglo saxons)

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Tithing
Group of 10 men who bought criminals to a court or made them pay a fine
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Wergild
A compensation paid to victims or their family. For example cutting of someones arm would have a certain amount of money you had to pay. This made further violence less likely
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Hue and cry
Joining a hunt for a criminal ( it was illegal not to join in the hue and cry) Local community
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Trial by Jury
Relied on the local community. The jury would be made up of members of the community who knew the people involved in the case.
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Trial by Ordeal
If a jury could not decide wether or not you were guilty it went to trial by ordeal which is decided by God. An example of a trial by ordeal was someone would to be made a hot poker and in 3 days if they werent healed it was a sign of guilt.
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Card 2

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A compensation paid to victims or their family. For example cutting of someones arm would have a certain amount of money you had to pay. This made further violence less likely

Back

Wergild

Card 3

Front

Joining a hunt for a criminal ( it was illegal not to join in the hue and cry) Local community

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Relied on the local community. The jury would be made up of members of the community who knew the people involved in the case.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

If a jury could not decide wether or not you were guilty it went to trial by ordeal which is decided by God. An example of a trial by ordeal was someone would to be made a hot poker and in 3 days if they werent healed it was a sign of guilt.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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