Editors. "Robert Peel reforms criminal law". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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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.