What was life like in the second half of the colonial period?

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1.What was life like in the second half of the colonial period?
2.How did the growth of the colonies affect crime?
3.How did laws and the criminal justice system differ between the various colonies? And between the colonies and Britain?
4.In what ways did colonists address laws that they felt were unfair or unjust in the colonies? How did relations between the British and the colonists affect crime?
5.What changes occurred in the institution of slavery?
6.How did changes in population affect policing and corrections in the late colonial period? How were they influenced by increased British involvement?

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First post:
The growth of the colonies during the town period impacted crime greatly. More people were migrating over to the new world and with the large influx of new colonists coming over, the colonies found it hard to keep the small, tight knit communities they were accustomed to during the village period. As the populations in the colonies grew, so did the concern about crime occurring in the colonies. Based on old court cases from this period in history, it showed that ordinary crimes increased throughout the course of the 17th century. The crimes that were regularly being committed were more dangerous and violent than ever before. Crimes like counterfeiting, thievery, housebreaking, rape, assault, murder, amongst others, were being reported in the newspapers during that time.

Back in the village period, because the colonies were small, kin policing was set in place for everyone to keep an eye out for one another to keep crime at a minimum. Now as the town period approached and the population in the colonies steadily increased, the colonists found it hard to keep a community policing program in place that could keep crimes, especially violent crimes, low. The correlation between crime and population in the colonies was straightforward: the smaller the communities, the less crimes occurred and the higher the population, the more crimes were going to be committed.

Second post:
Many of the colonists rejected the unfair and unjust laws imposed on them by England. One example of how they addressed unfair laws is their reaction to the Stamp Act and taxation. Opponents of the latter mentioned, would have hot tea poured down their throats in order to make a political statement of opposition. They would tar and feather individuals who expressed loyalty to the British government. Furthermore, in an effort to avoid the death penalty, pardons by judges and “not guilty” verdicts were given or requests to reduce criminal charges were often requested.

The relationship between the British and the colonists affected crime in that it increased it. As tensions between the two groups heightened, colonists began to feel hatred, distrust, and dishonesty for the British government and sought to express those feelings through crime and violence. An example of this is the Boston Massacre where colonists and British soldiers alike were murdered or injured.

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