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1605
Gun powder plot - example of treason
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1729
Thomas de Veil appointed JP in Bow Street
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1748
Bow Street Runners
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1829
Met Police
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1835
Municipal Corporations Act
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1839
Rural Police Act
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1856
County Borough Act
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1909
First use of bicycles
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1919
Introduction of police cars
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1930s
Police cars are commonly used
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1970s
'Bobby on the beat' replaced by patrol cars
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1980s
Police helicopters/light aircraft
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1930s
Police motorbikes improved effectiveness and speed
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1910
Telegraph and radio used to help arrest Dr Crippen
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1920s
Police telephone boxes
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1930s
First appearance of two way radios
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1901
First police photographer employed
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1974
Police national database
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1901
Fingerprinting
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1995
National automatic fingerprint identification system
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1553
Edward VI converts Bridewell into a house of correction
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1678
An act allowed British convicts to be sent to colonies
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1772
Discovery of Australia
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1717-1776
30,000 convicts sent to North America
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1787
First transport ship to Australia
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1867
All transportation to Australasia had stopped
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1823
Reform of the criminal code
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1823
Peel abolished death penalty for half capital crimes
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1861
Capital crimes reduced to 5
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1868
End of public execution
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1813
Elizabeth Fry visits Newgate Prison, London
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1817
Elizabeth fry sets up AftIoWPiN
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1877
Prisons act brought all prisons under government control
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1986
Illegal to use corporal punishment in schools
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1953
Derek Bentley case
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2011
88,000 prisoners
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Thomas de Veil appointed JP in Bow Street

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Bow Street Runners

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Met Police

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Municipal Corporations Act

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