Crime & Punishment

Crime doesn’t pay – so the saying goes, but what are the effects? In this section ideas of crime and criminality are addressed alongside attitudes towards the criminal and the legal system. How has punishment been treated over the generations and what difference does it appear to make are all concepts explored in this section in relation to British and International history.

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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. Roman Crime and Punishment Podcast>>>

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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.The Bloody Code - Podcast>>>

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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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  • Crime and Punishment Selected Articles

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    Crime and Punishment - selected HA articles: Wanted, The Elusive Charlie Peace': A Sheffield Killer Of The 1870s As Popular Hero The 'Penny Dreadful' Occult and Witches Kett's Rebellion 1549 The Great Revolt of 1381

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  • Polychronicon 145: Interpreting the history of the modern prison

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    On the morning of Sunday 24 January 1932 convicts paraded in the exercise yards at Dartmoor Convict Prison in Devon. Suddenly, inmates began to break ranks, encouraging others to do likewise. Some prisoners were shepherded into cell blocks by officers but control mechanisms quickly collapsed and the remaining inmates had...

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