Crime and Punishment practice questions

Use the revision booklets to help you answer the exam-style questions.

12 markers

Explain why there were changes in definitions of crime 1000-1500.

Explain why there were changes to law enforcement 1000-1500.

Explain why there were changes to punishment from 1000-1500.

Explain why there were changes in criminal activity from 1500-1700.

Explain why there were changes in the nature of law enforcement 1500-1700.

Explain why there were changes to punishment from 1500-1700.

Explain why there were changes in definitions of crime from 1700-1900.

Explain why there were changes in the nature of law enforcement 1700-1900.

Explain why there were changes to punishment from 1700-1900.

Explain why there were changes in criminal activity from 1900 – present day.

Explain why there were changes in the nature of law enforcement 1900 – present day.

Explain why there were changes to punishment from 1900 – present day.

16 markers

‘The Norman Conquest made huge changes to law enforcement and punishment in England’. How far do you agree?

‘Local communities had the biggest influence on law and order in the Middle Ages’. How far do you agree?

‘Throughout the time period 1000-1700, the main purpose of punishment was to deter people from committing crime’. How far do you agree?

‘Throughout the time period 1000-1700, the nature of criminal activity was overwhelmingly economic in its nature’. How far do you agree?

‘Throughout the time period 1000-1700, the Church played a massive role in the law and its enforcement’. How far do you agree?

‘Landowners’ attitudes were the most important factor affecting the development of the Bloody Code’. How far do you agree?

‘The role of Robert Peel was the most important reason for the development of the first police force’. How far do you agree?

‘Reform was the driving force behind the changes made in punishment in the nineteenth century’. How far do you agree?

‘Science and technology has had the biggest impact on law enforcement c.1900 to the present day’. How far do you agree?

‘Miscarriages of justice were the main reason why capital punishment was abolished in 1965’. How far do you agree?

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