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Task

2a. Read source 2 carefully. How many different ways of breaking into a house are described?


2b. Why was house-breaking a very common offence in Victorian Britain?


2c. Design a poster. What advice would you give a householder if you were telling them how to prevent criminals from breaking into their house? You could design a poster or leaflet about this.

 
 
A prison governor who asked some of the inmates in his prison, how they had committed their crimes wrote this. In this source an inmate describes how to break into a house.

Catalogue ref: HO 73/2 ; Inmate describing how to break into a house
Catalogue ref: HO 73/2;  Inmate describing how to break into a house
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