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Very little law, and less order! While there was a head law enforcement officer, and he might have a few assistants, most "law and order" was based on the concept of "hue and cry". The theory being that someone discovering a crime was to "raise the cry", and able bodied men within the sound of his voice were to respond, take into custody suspects found there, and hand them over to law enforcement.

There was a fair bit of crime- although things that you would consider a crime were not- and things that you would not consider a crime WERE crimes. Punishment was harsh- if convicted of a crime, you did not go to jail, but might be placed in the stocks, branded with a hot iron, have an ear cut off, be whipped or hanged.

Crimes such as robbery, burglary, murder, theft- even for small things- was punished by death. Your trial was run by very different rules than today- and if convicted, there generally was no appeal.

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