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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BINGHAM
AD 1000 to 2000

These pages tell you about law and order and crime and punishment in one small area of England.

They will give you an insight into the social and economic life and morals of Bingham over the last thousand years. They also will show how the power of the church gradually reduced with the growth of state intervention; how dealing with criminal activity, which was originally done locally, gradually moved away from Bingham to Nottingham as the judicial process became increasingly sophisticated, and how punishments changed.

Finally, you may ask yourself whether from history we can learn anything to help deal with the problems of the 21st century.

Read about:
How the law was administered,
How the law was enforced
Then enjoy some fascinating examples of crimes committed and punishments carried out in and around Bingham.

For examples of crimes and punishments click on:

Whipping
Ducking
Pillory
Fines
Hard labour
Imprisonment
Penal servitude
Transportation
Death penalty
Pardons
Crimes with no convictions
Rewards for securing a conviction
Crimes by professional people
Involvement of the church
Employment offences
Unlawful assembly
Involvement of the Rector
Charges on Bingham

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