Social Order Maintanenance in Celtic and Roman Britain

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Social and order maintenance Celtic and Roman Britain Compare and contrast order maintenance arrangements in Celtic and Roman Britain. How do these compare with order maintenance arrangements in modern Britain? There are a number of similarities between the way order was maintained in Celtic and Roman Britain and the way order was maintained in modern Britain. The Celts used a system of fines imposed on its people, much the way we do in modern Britain. If a person could not pay the fine, they would be an outcast with in the social tribe and isolated, they would be prevented from participating in religious rites and lose their civil rights too. Celts were a civilisation based on honour and acceptance, those committing crime had to redeem themselves back into the kinship of their tribe. The fear of losing their religious rites and their standing within the social tribe was enough to deter most Celts, to be isolated and seen as relegated to a lower member of the tribe would almost certainly deter reoffending. The Celts would impose sanctions upon law breakers as a community punishment, today this could compare to our system of community payback, whereby a person who has committed a crime would be ordered to do a certain amount of unpaid work as a way of repaying his community for his wrong doing. Until the payback had been fulfilled the person remains unpunished and not part of the rest of the law abiding society. Modern day criminals who commit crimes of a serious nature are removed from mainstream society, losing the privilege of freedom to come and go, there is a sense of shame which is also felt by the wider family members and often on release from prison a convicted criminal will find difficulty in obtaining work- a stigma attached to him for life. Trust would be lost much like honour was lost in Celtic Britain. The Celts were a people who lived in
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