• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Law and order in London in the late nineteenth century

Extracts from this document...


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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Crime & Deviance section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Crime & Deviance essays

  1. Criminal Investigation Procedures

    3. Where were you on the morning of the 22nd of May? 4. Could you give us an alibi with someone that can account for this? 5. Do you know the victim a 'Mr Sam Pepper'? 6. Have you been to the victim's house?

  2. law and order

    It was thought that punishment for some crimes, like pick-pocketing, and did not fit the crime, were too strict and needed to be changed. Severe punishment was meant to frighten people, so they wouldn't commit crimes, but it didn't work. While executions were going on, the crowds laughed and drank.

  1. Describe Law and Order In London In the Late Nineteenth Century

    Hence, the main way of catching a criminal was to catch them red-handed or to have a confession from the criminals themselves. The police had to deal with many different crimes in the late nineteenth century ranging from minor crimes such as pick pocketing, drunkenness and prostitution to more major

  2. Describe law and order in London in the late 19th century

    There was change in uniform in which the colour was transformed from the traditional black to blue as it was the colour of the navy's uniform and the public respected the navy more that any other force. As the army was used to put down riots with force like in

  1. Describe law and order in London in the late nineteenth century

    Whereas the Metropolitan police force is a successful branch of policing today, in the nineteenth century its initial founding did not bring around a revolution in crime fighting. In the early years of the founding, many officers were dismissed. It was common for the officers to be drunk and this

  2. public law

    Statistics can lead to more in-depth research on a topic. The hope is, from there, people will find a way to avert and avoid victimization. Also, for example, these reports can help examine patterns of local reporting and non-reporting to police.

  1. Describe Law and order in London in the late 19th Century.

    However, wife beating or a husband raping his wife was not considered serious at all. This was because a wife was considered the property of her husband, for him to do whatever he pleases with her.

  2. Law and Order in London in the Late Nineteenth Century.

    There was never a day go by where a group of rowdy drunk people didn't get into a fight which meant people got robbed/pick pocketed when they weren't looking. Immoral - This consisted of crimes which were/are not right in some ways.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work