1. The Mortlake watchman's beat was about 2 km.
Look at a map of your area. Draw a beat of about the same length for your
area. Which bits of the area would you advise the watchman to pay particular
Do you think it would be a good idea to have watchmen on patrol now?
2. You have been elected petty constable in the place where you live.
How are you going to deal with:
(a) Your neighbour, who has been accused of theft?
(b) A gang of twenty local youths who have been frightening old people
(c) Instructions from the JP, your own landlord, to be more strict in
enforcing the laws?
(d) A poor old woman, accused of witchcraft?