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Victorian Crime and Punishment
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This website is all about Crime and Punishment in the UK in the 19th Century. We have a prisoner database with actual prisoner records and case studies for a more in-depth view of the crimes and trials of some of the inmates.
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Sarah Dazley - Murder

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The development of forensic science in the 19th century

A case study for Key Stage 3, Britain 1750 - 1900 and GCSE HistoryThis case study outlines the case...

Sarah Dazley - Murder case study
19th Century Justice
A Victorian Policeman and some Manacles
Victorians were worried about the rising crime rate: offences went up from about 5,000 per year in 1800 to about 20,000 per year in 1840. They were firm believers in punishment for criminals.
19th Century Justice
Questions and Answers Where can I find information about Bedford Gaol buildings
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Prisoner of the day Thomas Potton
NAME: Thomas Potton
AGE: 27 CRIME: At the hour of half past eleven at night did unlawfully enter certain enclosed woodland at Whipsnade, being armed with a gun, and did then there feloniously wound one Matthew Burgess. Full record...
Child Prisoners
William Watts
William Watts :
Sentence:9
Age: 17
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