History: Criminal Moment in Time 1: Roman Canterbury AD250

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What are the rights and regards of a slave in the Roman Empire?
They had no legal rights and regarded as a possession of her master.
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Who were Speculatores?
Officials under orders from the magistrate to make arrests, carry out punishments, ect.
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What was the Punishment for stealing from a temple?
Death.
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What were prisons used for in the Roman Empire?
To hold people awaiting trial or for debtors.
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What is the Forum, and what is it used for?
The Forum os the central market place of town. Convicted criminals could be sentenced to be whipped in the forum.
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In the Roman Empire, what law were Roman Citizens tried under?
Roman Law, just as if Canterbury was Rome.
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In the Roman Empire, what law were Native British Citizens tried under?
Native Laws.
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Were thefts from baths common?
Yes.
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What would happen if an ordinary class man committed a serious fraud?
He would be executed
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What would happen if a nobleman committed a serious fraud?
He can chose to be banished from Britain, rather than executed.
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Who were Decurions appointed from?
The wealthy men of the town
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What happened in the Basilica?
The Decurions heard legal disputes and tried law breakers.
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Who was the most Senior Decurion?
The town's Chief Magistrate.
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Who death with serious crimes?
The Roman Governor of the province of Britannia.
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Who were the Governor and senior officials?
Always Roman
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What were local Kings and chiefs encouraged to do?
Become Roman Citizens, adopt the Roman way of life and share power.
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