Victorian Values - Crime and Punishment
Citizenship Curriculum Links
This resource relates to the following area of the Citizenship Curriculum:
Unit 4 People who help us - the local police
2a to research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
2b why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules.
Find out about Victorians such as Elizabeth Fry who campaigned for prison conditions to be improved. You could begin with these related resources on My Learning:
Who was Elizabeth Fry and why was she an important figure?
Are there countries in the world today where people would receive similar harsh sentences? Where are they? List some of the punishments that are given for crimes in these countries. What do you think about these?
Find out about or invite a speaker in from an organisation that campaigns for prisoners, who have been unfairly treated, such as Amnesty International (see Related Links below).
Citizenship: Unit 7 Children’s rights – Human rights
2e to reflect on spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people’s experiences.
2h to recognise the role of voluntary, community and pressure groups.