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Law and order in London in the late nineteenth century

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Law and order in London in the late nineteenth century The late 19th century was an unusual time for the police in London. On one hand their methods and techniques has improved on the whole, but on the other hand results were still not seen results and the majority of the middle class still didn't like the police. ...read more.


which made up most of all recorded crime. Violent crimes made up a very small percentage of the total statistics and murder was fairly rare. Towards the end of the 19th century the police in London had made more effort into investigating crime as well as preventing it. They did it because criminals had the idea that if they didn't get caught while committing the crime, they won't get caught at all. ...read more.


In addition to this, the conditions for policeman were hard; 14 hours of work, 7 days a week, always wearing a uniform. Further more, they focused the hate of the lower class public. In many working classes districts in London, policeman was beaten up and even murdered sometimes. People did this because they felt the police were being used against them by the upper classes. I believe law and order in the 19th century was improving however at the time, most people were not aware of it, so could not appreciate it. ...read more.

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