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  • Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century

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    Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century The East End of London was well known for its high crime levels. There was a very dense population which resulted in high levels of poverty, unemployment and of course crime. People in the East End would often turn to crimes such as thieving, prostitution and drunkenness. People were frequently driven to perpetrate criminal acts by desperation, despondency and the idea that perhaps it was an easier way to live. Immoral crimes such as rape

  • Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London

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    in Nineteenth-Century London From 1801 to 1851, the population of London grew from under 1 million inhabitants to 2.25 million. This was due in large part to immigration, both from other countries and from the countryside of England. Hundreds of thousands of people were moving to the newly industrialized cities and towns to find work, having been squeezed off the land because of the enclosure of farms. There was also displacement of the working-class within the city of London because of a number

  • Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century

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    Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century At the beginning of the nineteenth century 60% of Britain's population lived in the countryside, this meant there wasn't any need for police officers as people were living far apart and away from shops and financial areas. Crime was minimal, apart from small crimes like petty thieving and crimes over land etc. But as technology developed the Industrial Revolution began, steam powered factories were built all over the country, a new industrial

  • Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century

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    Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century The British police force came to being in the late eighteenth century. By 1800 there were only 2 police forces in the whole of Britain, both of which were in London. One was the Bow street runners, which was set up in 1749 and the other, was the Thames River police force, which by then was only 2 years old. The main turning point for policing as far as London is concerned came in 1829 when 'Sir Robert Peel', the home secretary of the time

  • Sodomy and Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century London

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    Sodomy and prostitution had similar public status in eighteenth-century London, and are vices that have likely existed since the humans began living in collective societies. Social and legal perceptions of these two acts, or lifestyles, have varied greatly through time and culture. The legal and social perceptions of sodomy and prostitution in eighteenth-century London were studied extensively by Randolph Trumbach of Baruch College, City University of New York and written about in his article “Sex

  • Law and Order in 19th Century London

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    Law and Order in 19th Century London The police at this time were certainly not anywhere near as advanced in their ways of tackling crime as police are nowadays. The main reasons for this is that they did not yet have the knowledge to understand the criminal mind, and the closest they got was keeping photographs of criminals faces thinking that criminal types all had the same shaped head. The Metropolitan Police Force had two main areas of expertise; these were to patrol the streets to

  • Law and Order in London in the late 19th Century

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    Law and Order in London in the late 19th Century Law order in the centaury was only a part of London’s problems. London main problem was it self and it was mainly the Whitechapel area due to it being a dark and stingy place, especially at night where prostitution happened theft. Street fights and many more. Arthur Morrison sums up the area of Whitechapel of being “an evil plexus of slums that hide human creeping things, where filthy men and women live on penn’orths of gin, where collars

  • Britain in the Eighteenth Century

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    Britain in the Eighteenth Century In the eighteenth century, Britain was a very different country, both industrially and agriculturally. Today's major cities such as London and Birmingham were a fraction of the size that they are today. There were no major factories, with the eighteenth century equivalent running on power generated from waterwheels. There were no roads, just dirt tracks, and all farming was done manually, with help from horses pulling carts instead of machinery. Approximately

  • London: A Cultural City

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    4. London a Cultural City London had become a wonder, but was it a marvel or a monster? The Intellectuals of the Enlightenment saw that the future lay with cities: despite ancient anti-urban prejudice, the city now seemed to promise development, profit, pleasure, peace and the decrease in ignorance; city man was a civilized man. Voltaire reckoned London the cradle of social liberties and mobility by contrast to the rigid hierarchies of the fields. Yet, cities had enemies as well as friends; many

  • People's Interactions Through History

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    This paper will compare and contrast the ways people interacted with each other in the sixteenth-century Europe, nineteenth-century England, and the 1950s in the United States. The paper will state how people were introduced to one another, expressed their sexual feelings, and meeting on casual acquaintances. The next three paragraphs will talk about what happened during the time periods. This will maybe tell why people behaved that way during that time period. Then the comparing and contrasting

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