Task
Case Study 1 - In what ways did the local community try to prevent crime?
 
Hue and Cry
Imagine we had the Anglo-Saxon system of tithings, hue and cry etc today.
Discuss how it would work in dealing with each of the following crimes:

Damage to shops in the town centre by vandals

Theft of a car from outside a house in a busy street

Burglary of a video from a house

Drug smuggling

Which kinds of crime would this system deal with effectively?
Which crimes would it not be able to handle?
Is it a better system than the modern police?
Do you agree with the writer of Source 3 about the Anglo-Saxon system?