Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/2/2014

The Victorian Asbo kids: Some of the first ever police mugshots show 19th-century petty criminals including one aged just TEN who was jailed for stealing a tin horn worth just 40p

These are the mugshots of Victorian child offenders – some of whom were as young as ten when they were arrested for petty crime.

The black and white photographs, which originate from Dorset County Gaol – later to be known as Dorchester Prison, date to the mid-19th century when the concept of photography was still relatively new after the invention of the camera. for more click here

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