Crime, Punishment and Protest – Revision Checklist

EDEXCEL EXAM These are the topics that could well appear in your final exams. PAPER ONE , 2008 (1 hour Crime, 1 hour American West)
Topic Notes
Exam Question Rate your self

You will face three questions about ANY of the topics below – in which you must show understanding of how attitudes, behaviour and events have CHANGED OVER TIME. This will total 25 marks of Paper One The Core: c1450-c1750 Crime and punishment in early Tudor period Treatment of vagabonds and sturdy beggars Highwaymen – the rise and fall The treatment of women – domestic abuse, scold’s bridles, ducking stools etc Local law enforcement – Charleys, JPs Capital punishment – treason and heresy – beheadings, hanging drawing and quartering etc Attitudes to minor punishment - stocks, pillory , whipping, branding and imprisonment Attitudes to ‘social crimes’ - poaching and smuggling The core: c1750-c1900 Bloody Code and Public Executions Pickpockets and ‘artful dodgers’ Transportation – beginning and end The rise of the prison system Robert Peel and the development of professional police force Prison reforms: John Howard & Elizabeth Fry The Core: c1900 – the present day New crimes or updated old crimes? Theft: shoplifting; car theft; computer crimes; identity theft; fraud; white-collar crimes like tax evasion; people smuggling Punishments – alternatives to prison e.g. probation; community service; ASBOs; electronic tagging Changing attitudes to capital punishment – the abolition of hanging; Derek Bentley; Ruth Ellis Changing role of the police; crime prevention Recent debate on law and order (1975-2005) Impact of immigration – race relations

Extension Topics – You may choose to answer questions on ONE of these themes – which will cover these topics (15mks) :
1 Crime and punishment in the Ancient World and the Middle Ages Ideas about crime, and approaches to law enforcement and punishment in: Ancient Rome; Anglo-Saxon England; Medieval England to c1450. The response of authority and the use of the law. 2 The nature of protest and government response Social and economic protest: the Kett rebellion. Demands for political reform: suffragettes.

Response to industrial change: the General Strike. The response of authority and the use of the law and methods of law enforcement. 3 Changing views of the nature of criminal activity Witchcraft in the seventeenth century. The Tolpuddle martyrs. Conscientious objection in the twentieth century. The response of authority and the use of the law.

Nominated Topics for Paper 2 – 2008 (100mins)
You will face another exam, all about your skills in dealing with sources. It will ONLY cover the topics below:

2008: Law Enforcement and Protest in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries Conscientious Objectors and their treatement in both World Wars Poll Tax Protests 1990-2 Responding to Terrorism: London Bombing July 7 2005

Useful websites: COMPLETE SETS OF REVISION NOTES, ONLINE VIDEOS, EXAM QUESTIONS, MOCK EXAM ANSWERS, PERFECT ESSAYS and ‘ASK THE TEACHER FORUM’ www.learnhistory.org.uk/forum RESOURCES, LINKS AND GAMES: www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/crime TOPIC KNOWLEDGE, REVISION GUIDES: www.learnhistory.org.uk/cpp ONLINE TEXTBOOK AND SOURCES: www.learningcurve.gov.uk/candp/ MORE QUIZZES COMING SOON: www.yacapaca.com
Textbooks: any GCSE History book called ‘Crime, Punishment and/or Protest Through Time’ is suitable. Authors include – Stephen Lee, Allan Todd, Ian Dawson, Christopher Culpin, Angela Anderson, Aaron Wilkes...

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