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 starter activity Why did Victorian criminals use slang? Watch this clip to explain why.  Note down 5 examples of criminal slang.

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1  starter activity Why did Victorian criminals use slang? Watch this clip to explain why.  Note down 5 examples of criminal slang

2 Who caught the Victorian villains? TBAT explain reasons why police were set up To assess public reactions to them  Learning objectives  Key words: truncheon magistrate beat

3  Your task Readp.84-5 (top of page) of Wilkes and note down under the subheading ‘Origins of the police – Bow Street Runners’ and note down key successes of this organisation Readp.84-5 (top of page) of Wilkes and note down under the subheading ‘Origins of the police – Bow Street Runners’ and note down key successes of this organisation  Why do you think the Runners didn’t continue as an organisation? What were the challenges they faced?  Why do you think the Runners didn’t continue as an organisation? What were the challenges they faced?

4 Origins - Bow Street Runners Reasonably well equipped – handcuffs, pistol, stick & uniforms Reasonably well equipped – handcuffs, pistol, stick & uniforms Organised by a magistrate – familiar with criminals in the area Organised by a magistrate – familiar with criminals in the area Expanded due to demand – Henry Fielding set up horse patrol; by 1792, 7 areas of London had police offices Expanded due to demand – Henry Fielding set up horse patrol; by 1792, 7 areas of London had police offices

5  Your task Read the remainder of p.85 and note down the strengths of Sir Robert Peel’s new force under the subheading, ‘Metropolitan Police Force’ Read the remainder of p.85 and note down the strengths of Sir Robert Peel’s new force under the subheading, ‘Metropolitan Police Force’  Why did some dislike the new police?  Why did some dislike the new police? Victorian ‘Bobbies’

6 Metropolitan Police Force Increased numbers : 3000 Increased numbers : 3000 Better quality: ex-servicemen; under 35; healthy; literate Better quality: ex-servicemen; under 35; healthy; literate Better equipped: blue uniform, truncheon, rattle, top hat (lined with metal) Better equipped: blue uniform, truncheon, rattle, top hat (lined with metal) Salaried: paid 5d a day Salaried: paid 5d a day Strict discipline: sacked for drunkenness Strict discipline: sacked for drunkenness Popular: by 1856 every town had a police force Popular: by 1856 every town had a police force Crime fell Crime fell

7 Problems with Met Invasion of privacy Invasion of privacy Waste of money Waste of money Nicknames, e.g. ‘Peel’s Bloody Gang’ & ‘Blue Devils’ Nicknames, e.g. ‘Peel’s Bloody Gang’ & ‘Blue Devils’

8 Another name for the early police force was ‘Raw Lobsters’ – your teacher if you think you know why for an extra fruition!

9  Your task Study the sources on p Under the subheading ‘Positive views’ choose two sources, describe them and explain why you think they describe the police in a positive way and under ‘Negative views’ do the same for the opposite side of the argument Study the sources on p Under the subheading ‘Positive views’ choose two sources, describe them and explain why you think they describe the police in a positive way and under ‘Negative views’ do the same for the opposite side of the argument Which source do you think is most useful in understanding popular attitudes to the police? Which source do you think is most useful in understanding popular attitudes to the police?

10  Extension task Research the life of Sir Robert Peel and produce a fact file on his childhood, his main achievements and why he should be remembered today Research the life of Sir Robert Peel and produce a fact file on his childhood, his main achievements and why he should be remembered today Sir Robert Peel,

11 Plenary Plenary Label a member of your table with as many items as you can remember for a Victorian ‘Bobby’. Label a member of your table with as many items as you can remember for a Victorian ‘Bobby’. Explain how your labelled student was different from a Bow Street Runner Explain how your labelled student was different from a Bow Street Runner Explain the successes & failures of the first Bobbies Explain the successes & failures of the first Bobbies


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