Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era

					Crime and Punishment
in the Elizabethan Era
            By
      Adam Y. Dawood
            &
       Nghia Truong
       Crime and Punishment in the
             Elizabethan Era
   In a time when crime and violence were
    common, torture and punishment were
    viewed as normal.
   What would terrify us today was normal
    back then
           Crime and Punishment in the
                 Elizabethan Era
   Crimes were divided into 3 categories:

        Misdemeanors
        Minor Crimes

        Felonies
      Crime and Punishment in the
            Elizabethan Era
   The Higher Class could get away with most
    crimes
   Commoners fell victim to these punishments
   The Poor shared the same fate as Commoners
   The Lower Class enjoyed these spectacles
   They would sometimes take part in the torture
    by pillory
          Crime and Punishment in the
                Elizabethan Era
   Public Punishment and executions were
    used to deter crime
   Here are some examples of public
    punishment:
       Pillory at the Stocks
       The Ducking Stool
       Whipping
       Hanging
          Crime and Punishment in the
                Elizabethan Era
   Punishment like Pillory at the stocks was used
    to humiliate the Criminal

   Public torture wasn’t the only punishment
    tactic used. Torture devices were made. Each
    one fits its own crimes. Commoners fell victim
    to these forms of torture.
           Crime and Punishment in the
                 Elizabethan Era
   Punishment would usually fit the crime

        Women would usually get the Brank or Ducking
         Stool for spreading gossip
        People accused of heresy would be stretched on
         the Rack or put into Iron Maiden
        People accused of treason were Hung or put up in
         Stocks for Pillory
Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan
       Whipping Post
                     Era
                                Hanging




   Public Punishment   Convicted of treason
    deter crime         used to hang people
Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan
      Ducking stool Era    Iron Maiden




Dunk women under        interrogate the victim
water until death     kills by piercing the body
Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan
    The Brank    Era       The Pillory




For treason, punctures   Person put in stocks
the mouth                bombarded with
                         things by peasants
Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan
    The Rack     Era      Thumbscrew




For heresy, used       Thumbs put into
to stretch limbs off   a vise and crushed
          Crime and Punishment in the
                Elizabethan Era
   In conclusion, Punishments were harsh during
    the Elizabethan era. Over time punishment
    became less severe and punishments like jail
    supplanted torture.
                  Crime and Punishment in the
                        Elizabethan Era
   "Elizabethan Crime and Punishment." Elizabethan Crime and Punishment. 2005. Web. 2010.
    <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/elizabethan-crime-punishment.htm>.
   Ibis Communications, Inc. "Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England." Crime and Punishment in
    Elizabethan England. Ibis Communications, Inc. Web.
    <http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/punishment.htm>.
   Torture and Punishment in Elizabethan Times. Edward Peters. Web.
    <http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/torturepun.html>.
   Crime and Punishment. William Andrews. Web.
    <http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/crimeandpunishment.html>.
   http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/images/crime3vpabper3 the brank
   http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/images/bdstockp1 the pillory
   http://www.occasionalhell.com/infdevice/images/dstool01.jpg the ducking stool
   http://www.old-picture.com/american-history-1900-1930s/pictures/Whipping-Post.jpg
   http://63.134.213.17/_media/imgs/articles/a368_Rack.jpg
   http://www.easybib.com/cite/form/book
   All Things SHAKESPEARE. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Westport: Kirstin Olsen, 2002. Print. Ser. 1.
   http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Thumb-Screw.jpg
   http://www.search.com/reference/Thumbscrew
   http://www.occasionalhell.com/infdevice/images/imaiden01.jpg
   http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/pictures/Hanging-Soldier-Black.jpg
   http://antiquescientifica.com/mis_id_Marine_Corps_amputation_saw.jpg
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Renaissance
   http://cookit.e2bn.org/library/1244962505/reeve_and_serfs.original.jpg serfs farming

				
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