[Audio] CRIME IN THE VICTORIAN ERA By, Sam, Havin, Timothy and Jannat.
[Audio] intro • The Victorian era was from 1837- 1901 As you can see a lot has happened within that time, But what has crime like? Let us find out with this presentation.
[Audio] What was life like? What were the living conditions? •Living areas were often packed, with one family sharing a room and the entire street sharing an outside toilet and a water tap. •In the Victorian period the population increased, and many people began to move from the countryside to the towns and cities to work in factories. •There was a huge divide between the wealthier people and the poor people. •The fear of crime was made worse by cheap books called ' penny dreadfuls'. These stories set were out to shock readers with details of horrible crimes. I suppose you could say life was pretty-depressing esspecially if you were a child and/or poor..
[Audio] Children and the law Young people have always gotten into trouble when it came to the law,but what changed towards them was how society dealt with them.Before the victorian times childeren would be sent to an adult prison; in fact, there were some records of children aged 12 being hanged. Life was tough back then; nothing was as easy as you thought it was... The victorians didn't know how to deal which the childeren commiting the crimes a lot of their mindsets were kind of like this: mistake pain discipline.
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[Audio] Why did people start to move to towns? A) they felt like it B) because they were banned from living in the countryside C)to work in factories.
[Audio] What did the whole street have to share with each other? A)clothes B) food C) an outside water tap and toilet D) materials such as wood for the fire.
[Audio] The police force • In order to improve order in London, a politician named Sir Robert Peel formed the first English police force in 1829. Many other areas of the country formed their own police forces over the next ten years. • Policemen carried truncheons and rattles to raise the alarm. •Many people did not trust the new police force. However, over time, the police proved they could reduce crime and so they became more trusted and popular..
[Audio] THIS IS CALLED A RATTLE THIS IS CALLED A TRUNCHEON.
[Audio] H ow we re p e o p l e w h o b ro k e t h e l a w p u n i s h e d ? Many criminals were transported to Australia for hard labour. In 1857, the law that allowed this was changed. criminals were transported or taken to court. Victorians believed that making criminals work extremely hard would deter them from committing further crimes. The crank and the treadmill: Prisons forced inmates to perform pointless work such as trying to turn a crank 10,000 times per day. Or you can walk for hours on giant circular tread mills. Special teen prisons were created, to deal with young offenders. These were referred to as " Reformatory Schools." Fines, hanging, or war into the army were the other options..
[Audio] So what about present day? The 6.43 million crimes reported in 2019/20 compared to a crime of about 96.3 crimes per 1,000 people in the United Kingdom, with England and Wales slightly higher than average and Scotland and Northern Ireland both having lower crime rates..
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