History courses for your students
Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?
If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
In this course, you will learn about crime and punishment in the Medieval Period. Specific attention will be paid to the main features of medieval England and how these contributed to the causes of crime. It also tackles the role of the authorities and local communities in law enforcement including tithings, the hue and cry, and juries. Lastly, it also put emphasis to the types of punishments used during the period.
In every society, laws exist to guide and protect people. When a person breaks a law, a crime takes place. As with laws, crime and punishment also change over time. Crimes could be planned or not. Throughout history, there are a couple of reasons why people commit different crimes. Between 1485 and 1603, the Tudor period occurred in England and Wales. This period led to other causes of crime and means of punishment.
As the Industrial Revolution succumbed Britain, rapid urbanisation resulted to overcrowding, and poor living and working conditions. With more available labour opportunities in the cities, the era also saw the emergence of crimes in rookeries. From community policing, the Bow Street Runner and the Metropolitan Police were introduced. Moreover, the changing attitudes towards crime and punishments resulted to the introduction of transportation and prison reforms.
With broader changes in British society in the 20th century, new crimes emerged. With new types of crimes, crime rates and law enforcement also changes. Following the Second World War, public attitudes toward punishments, notably capital punishment loosen. The 20th century saw the abolition of the death penalty and the introduction of community service in Britain.