Editors. "Robert Peel reforms criminal law". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Robert Peel reforms criminal law (42 words)
Historical Context Note
British Home Secretary Robert Peel introduces reforms to criminal law. The number of capital offences is reduced, the immunity of clergy from arrest is abolished in cases of felony, and the law of offences against property is defined in a simplified form.17893 Robert Peel reforms criminal law 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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