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PCOM 2/101, pictures of ex-convicts.
Under the Prevention of Crime Acts of 1871 and 1879, convicts about
to be released from prison were photographed (Source 4a shows three
such photographs from 1882). On release they were made to report regularly
to the police. This document is from a report on the system prepared
In these documents, look for ways in which the new
police were finding their way, dealing with crime and the public.
Put some of the evidence you have found
from these Sources on to your Gallery Worksheet.