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Describe law and order in London in the late nineteenth century.
Aim to write about 400 words…. Target: Key features/recall of knowledge Level 1: Simple statements supported by some knowledge, e.g. the police, crimes, punishments etc. (1-5) – Grades E, F, G Level 2: Developed statements supported by relevant knowledge, e.g. details about the Metropolitan Police Force, methods, police work, reputation, types of crimes etc. (6-10) – Grades D, C Level 3: Developed exposition supported by selected knowledge, e.g. shows understanding of the expected role of the police, controversy over use of force, crimes that could be prevented etc. (11-15) – Grades A*, A, B Paragraph 1 Key content Introduction – historical background to law and order in London: charlies, constables, beadles, magistrates, bridewells and lock-ups; Bow Street Runners, River Police and the reasons for introducing the professional police force; Peel’s role; historical context – French Revolution, industrial conflict, protest movements and uprisings; growing fear of crime and ‘criminal class’. Role and reputation of the Metropolitan Police; methods used; suitability of recruits; types of crimes the police would face; Opposition to policing from both rich and poor, and reasons why; adaption of crime prevention and crime detection methods and techniques; Continued problems for police into late 19th century; threat of Irish terrorism; gap between rich and poor; West End and East End; natives and immigrants; Successes of police force 1850-1888; gradual acceptance of police force; new technology and methods since 1829

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