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Crime, Punishment and Protest – Revision Checklist

These are the topics that could well appear in your final exams.

PAPER ONE – JUNE 8th, 2007 (1 hour Crime, 1 hour American West)
Topic Notes Exam Rate your
Question self
Extension Topic 2: Changing attitudes to crime
You will need to know these three topics in good detail, as they are worth 15 marks
Witchcraft in the Seventeenth Century
Trades Unionism and the Tolpuddle Martyrs
Conscientious Objectors in the 20th Century

Extension Topic 3: Protest and government response:


Kett’s Rebellion 1549
Suffragettes
General Strike 1926

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
Nominated Topics for Paper 2 – June 14th, 2007 (100mins)

You will face another exam, all about your skills in dealing with sources. It will ONLY cover the topics
below:

Changing approaches to punishment and law enforcement c1800-c1950


Dealing with smugglers
Development of the professional police force
The work of Robert Peel: policing, prisons and
penal code.

Useful websites:
COMPLETE SETS OF REVISION NOTES, ONLINE VIDEOS,
EXAM QUESTIONS, MOCK EXAM ANSWERS, PERFECT
ESSAYS and ‘ASK THE TEACHER FORUM’ -
http://historyrevision.myfreeforum.org

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/

USE THIS TO DO REVISION NOTES ON:


http://stanleytech.wikispaces.com/

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...