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Describe Law and Order in London in the Late nineteenth century?
In the late nineteenth century, the police force was very different from what It is today. The police were introduced to London in 1829, because problems were going out of hand and no one had the power to stop anyone, for example, protests such as Chartism and the corn law and crime was rising. Their role was basically to control crime and disorder. Something they don't do anymore, due to modern technology is lighting the street lamps, with a flame. Because clocks weren't around as much in 1829, policemen use to call out the time. Other jobs they had were to watch out for fires, provide other public services and keep order. For a long time police officers, working in plain clothes were seen as typical spies. The common crimes in the 19th century, were crimes against the person- murder, manslaughter, violence, garrotting and sexual crimes like rape. Crimes against authority were- treason, rebellion, protest and rioting. Finally crimes against the property were- pick pocketing and petty theft. The punishment in the 19th century is slightly different to how you'd get punished today. Sometimes people used to get
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