‘Stop Thief!’: British Crime and Punishment

Carol Baxter
Mar 31, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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Judicial System
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Financial Crimes
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About this webinar

This seminar begins by discussing the big picture question of the British criminal justice system, including the contemporary attitudes to criminals and the policy of transporting them abroad. It then covers the types of records that deal with the crimes and punishments of British criminals.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Carol Baxter is an experienced and informed historian and genealogist, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author, and a dynamic, inspirational presenter. Carol has been a genealogist for four decades having first become interested
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Always interesting and so well presented.

    Awesome presentation

    Brilliant – just brilliant!!

    Carol Baxter is a fantastic speaker. Very informative.

    Carol Baxter is always an interesting speaker, who gives out unusual / unknown facts, so you learn something new every time.

    Carol is an excellent presenter

    Carol is truly one of the best prepared speakers with a delightful voice that we could listen to all day!

    Carol is very engaging and entertaining! I look forward to her next seminar.

    Entertaining as well as educational. Thank you!



    Excellent information. Learning about the legal system was very informative and helpful when looking for criminal records in the UK. Presenter was highly knowledgeable.

    Excellent presentation! THANK you.

    Excellent presentation, and fun. Great syllabus, too.

    Excellent program. Well organized.

    Excellent speaker and information

    Excellent speaker!! Very interesting topic! Thanks!

    Excellent! Carol is so knowledgeable and entertaining and I could have listened to her talking about this for hours! I have DNA matches in Australia and never knew it. Now I have more paths to pursue and I’m looking forward to it. I really want to watch this one again and again!

    Exceptionally great timeline overview of British criminal justice system! ~ Thank you Carol Baxter!

    Exciting, fun and very informative. I am looking forward to learning much more from Carolyn Baxter and the Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

    Extremely interesting

    Fabulous presenter!

    fabuous webinar. Carol has so much knowledge and is able to impart this in an understandable and interesting manner. Thanks

    Fantastic webinar with lots to think about for future research.


    Fascinating presentation

    Fascinating! I learned so much. Thank you.

    Fascinating! Lots of great information.

    full of surprising content

    gave 10 out of 10

    good quality audio. Content was interesting, focusing on contextualising the crimes. very good


    Great information. Thank you

    Great introduction

    Great overview of the laws, crimes and punishment in Europe.

    Great presentation. Very informative. Thank you.

    Great speaker.

    I learned a massive amount!!

    I really enjoyed and understand the criminal justice system a bit better.

    Incredible speaker and really helps contextualize historically

    Informative presentation that really held my interest.

    Interesting topic. I have no ancestors, that I know of, that were criminals in the UK, but one never knows what might show up in research. Really happy to have free access to a some genealogy webinars while I’m ordered to stay home. Thank you!

    Intriguing, fun & informative

    I’ve never caught one of Carol’s lectures before but I’m intrigued and am looking at hearing more from her.

    Learned something very valuable.

    liked the easy to understand breakdown of the different court systems, the historical / social issues that tied the topic together. Thanks!

    Love Love Love! Getting antsy waiting for the upcoming webinars by her 🙂

    Loved Carol Baxter’s talk.. very informative, she spoke with such clarity and clearly enjoyed her subject and has a wealth of knowledge.

    Loved it! IT makes me want to delve in deeper to convict history.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    4 years ago

    Lovely history webinar! Would like to see more of this sort of content!

    Most interesting

    nice, clear, easy to listen to. thx

    really interesting, now to find a criminal!

    She spoke very clearly. Very interesting. Learn’t lots.

    She was very dynamic and engaging.

    So interesting!

    So interesting.

    Thank you so much — most enjoyable talk, now look forward to more.

    Thanks to Carol for an entertaining look at crime and punishment!

    The resources are great. I’m anxious to access the sites.

    This could explain a lot of gaps in certain genealogies and gives me a whole new area to focus on. Thank you. Very well presented.

    Thoroughly enjoyed Carol’s Webinar on Crime. I’m a long time Family Historian, but there was so much additional and interesting things I had never considered before. THANK YOU.

    thoroughly enjoyed, thank you

    Very enlightening – love the question WHY? which can be used in lots of ways doing genealogy.

    very informative and entertaining, thanks.

    Very informative and interesting and presented very well.

    very interesting

    Very interesting and an excellent presentation. Thank you Carol Baxter and Legacy Family Tree Webinars!

    Very Interesting and leaving plenty of research to be done. Thank You

    Very interesting information from Carol – it was good to attend a Webinar in my own time zone too

    Very interesting overview of the British criminal justice system with thought provoking social commentary.

    Very interesting.

    Very lively presenter.

    Very well researched and delivered presentation.

    Very informative, easy to follow and listen to.

    Well presented, entertaining as well as informative.

    Well researched as always, and has leads to many useful websites to follow up.

    Whilst I unfortunately dont have any convicts, listening to Carol has given greater insights to the differences in the Courts and she makes a semi-dry subject interesting and informative.

    Wonderful webinar on British crime and punishment.


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