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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
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Prisoner of the day William Smith
NAME: William Smith
AGE: 20 CRIME: Stealing one sheet and one quilt of the value of two shillings the property of Thomas Taylor, in the e Parish of St.Paul, Bedford on the 6th Dec.1863. Stealing one sheet the property of Samuel Freeman at the parish of St.Paul, Bedford on the 7th Dec.1863 Full record...
Child Prisoners
Thomas Barratt
Thomas Barratt :
Sentence:1
Age: 17
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