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HO 44/18 f.37-48, extract from a letter

  HO 44/18 f.37-48; extract from a letter. In this source Meyrick blames the massive unemployment caused by the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815.

Think about how each of the causes of crime Meyrick gives here could actually lead to crime. Does he think more people are committing crime, or are the same number of people committing more crimes?

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