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 People and Punishments, 1836

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Printed handbill showing the sentences of prisoners tried at the Assizes, 1836.


1. Are there any punishments from 1836 that you would like to see used today?

2. How has the way in which laws are made today changed since the 19th century? Has this changed the way we see punishment?

3. Do some research to find out how the crimes committed in 1786 and 1836 might be punished now. What are the main differences?

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