Explain How Treatment And Punishment For Offenders In The 1800s Changed Since The 1800's

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CRJS121 Week 5 Assignment: Timeline 1 Candy Campbell CRJS121 Corrections Timeline 1 Timeline 1800s Treatment and Punishment for offenders in the 1800s changed drastically since the early 1800's. Hangings were extremely common for those convicted of crimes. Crime was soaring because of a rise in population and wealth. The worst of this crime was between 1820-1840 Jails were overflowing which resulted in many escapees. There were riots over food costs and availability. The wealthy began carrying guns for protection from thieves. Children of all ages that were considered "at risk" of becoming a problem to society were treated and punished as if they already committed a crime. Punishment was cruel Whipping posts sat around town Adulterers

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