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Ystradgynlais
Crime and punishment
 
  Law and order in the Upper Swansea Valley  
 

Over the long years of Queen Victoria's reign attitudes to crime and the punishments given out to criminals changed considerably.

In this period of many changes, there changes too in the way criminals were detected and dealt with. The first police forces as we know them today were set up across the country.

Some examples of these changes are shown on the following pages. Choose from the menu below.

 
Men in Blue
A first police force and a new Constabulary
 
 
The case of Rachel Morgan
Did she steal from the local shop in Ystradgynlais?
 
 
Leaving service at the Ironworks
hard labour for leaving your job
 
 

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