Do You Think the Bloody Code Played an Important Part in Stamping Out Highway Robbery or Were There Other Factors Involved?

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Do you Think the Bloody Code Played An Important Part in Stamping out Highway Robbery Or were there Other Factors Involved? I think that many other factors were involved in stamping out highway robbery. I do not think the Bloody Code was a factor because it was not a sufficient way of catching the criminals, and if the criminals know that they have a large chance of not getting caught then they will most probably go through with the crime. There were no police around to catch them and plenty of other factors; like guns were cheap at the time made it easier for highwaymen to rob people. This is the main reason I do not think the Bloody Code played a part in stamping this out. There are various factors, however, that I believe were a part in stomping out highway robbery. Some clever people did just not want to become a highwayman. This is because of a few factors: houses were built on open land, which made it harder for highwaymen to rob people; people were starting to use banks instead of money, which meant sometimes highwaymen would rob people but they had no money to hand so it was pointless; rewards were being offered to encourage people to catch highwaymen, even if nobody was brave enough there was still a risk that they could be caught and hung and also justices of the peace(JPs) had stop licensing taverns which meant that highwaymen had to find other places to sell their loot. Open land around London was being built on as the population expanded. Surely this meant there were more people to rob? No, because there would be nowhere to actually rob people. Highwaymen rob people in the country side where there is barely any people about to spot them and catch them. So when houses are built in the country, more people can see what is happening. This means if a highway robbery took place then the highwayman would have a bigger chance of being caught and there

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