Crime & Law

Were the streets safe in Victorian Britain? - From Learning Curve by the UK National Archives

From Victorian Crime & Punishment site

Why were Victorian prisons so tough? - From the UK National Archives

Were Victorian prisons cruel? - From Learning Curve by the UK National Archives

Conditions in Prison and Types of Punishment during the 19th century - from Bedfordshire schools

How Safe was Victorian London? - from The Victorian Web

Crime and the Victorians - from the BBC
Garrotting and the murders of Jack the Ripper provoked nation-wide panics during the 19th century. Were the Victorians right to think that crime was in decline?

On the Beat in Birmingham - from the BBC
The Victorian zeal for rules and reform led to the establishment of the 'new police'. David Cross explores the role of the British bobby in Victorian Birmingham.

Victorian Crime and Punishment - from E2BN