What do court records tell us about crime and punishment in the 19th century?

Last updated: 25/05/2021
Contributor: Teachit Author
What do court records tell us about crime and punishment in the 19th century?
Main Subject
Key stage
Category
Industry and Empire c. 1750-1900: Victorian life and culture
Resource type
Worksheet
Complete lesson
Concepts and methods
Using evidence
A worksheet containing a selection of primary sources and activities to help students learn about the wildly diverging punishments given to the perpetrators of similar crimes in the 19th century! This  could be used as part of the GCSE crime course, or as an interesting standalone lesson for KS3.

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