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The law and order in the late 19th century.

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The law and order in the late 19th century The law and order in the late 19th century was very different to the law and order at the present time. The criminals and murderers in the 19th century could escape with the crime easier because there was no finger printing and they did not have DNA in that time. They did not have the scientific knowledge as scientists have today. The criminal intelligence department (CID) was set up in 1878 and this led to considerable improvement in detective methods and began to use forensic science, even though the forensic science they used was not as advanced as the ones we use now. ...read more.


it was common for the police officers to deal with drunkenness and petty theft which was common in the late 19th century. The police would also get involved in controlling the public in demonstrations and public events. Some people thought the police as security but others, mostly middle class people saw them as their enemy. The were attacks o0n police officers so not many people wanted to become police officers. In the late 19th century there were three main police forces, metropolitan, county and borough police. The metropolitan police was introduced in 1829 when Sir Robert Peel was home secretary, the first metropolitan police act was passed and the metropolitan police was force established. ...read more.


There would be three inspectors of constabulary who would check the police force annually and if you pass it they will issue a certificate. The grants will only be paid with that certificate. The chief constable also had to send a report on crime in that area. Police forces were different in every county and every borough. They used different methods to stop crime. Police had different roles in different part of the country. In some, police were used as school attendance officers and in others as life savers near rivers. Officers often had to spend up to fourteen hours a day, seven days a week patrolling the streets of London. Police officers often had to walk seven miles without a break in the daytime and two miles in the night time. ...read more.

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