Crime and Punishment

One way of approaching the teaching of history beyond 1066 in Key Stage 2 is by taking a broad overview of a theme over time. One popular (and somewhat gruesome) theme is crime and punishment. In this section you will find podcasts, articles and resources to support a study of crime and punishment.

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  • Teaching crime and punishment as a post-1066 theme

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    See also: Podcast: Crime & punishment - factors and time periods Podcast: Early modern crime & punishment How cruel were the Victorians? Poverty in Britain: KS2 development study The most recent HA survey suggests that crime and punishment is a popular theme as a Key Stage 2 development study covering the period after...

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  • Using the back cover image: painted wooden police truncheon

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    This painted wooden police truncheon dates from the reign of King William IV (1830–37). It is decorated with a crown and the letters WIVR, standing for King William IV. For some pupils, its function may be obvious, for others it may be mistaken for a rounders or baseball bat, or...

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  • Crime and Punishment - Roman to Early Modern

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    This podcast gives you an overview of the main changes and continuities in crime, punishment, trials and policing between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Early Modern Period. Rome to Early Modern Crime and Punishment>>>

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  • The Bloody Code - Early Modern Crime and Punishment

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    Between circa 1690 and 1820 the number of crimes punishable by the death penalty grew from 50 to over 200. This short podcast will help to explain why this trend developed.

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  • Crime & Punishment - Factors and Time Periods

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    The history of crime and punishment across time spreads over 2500 years. It is really important that you have a way of making sense of this. In this podcast you will hear how the course has been divided into time periods, and learn about the main factors that affect crime,...

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  • Roman Crime and Punishment

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    The Romans are known as forward thinkers who were well advanced for their time.  But did they manage to conquer crime? Listen to this podcast to find out.

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