Crime and punishment, and how they have changed over the centuries, is one of the subjects looked at in GCSE History. One period studied is the 18th and 19th Centuries, specifically in Britain.
Crime remained a serious problem in Britain throughout the industrial age, but the forms of punishment were savage well into the nineteenth century. A rudimentary police force was, however, in being in most parts of Britain by the middle of the nineteenth century.
Test your knowledge of crime and punishment in the industrial age by playing this quiz.