Medical Schools were behind a lot of grave robbing during the 1800s. John Scott was most famous for Ohio grave robbing, Various ways were created to prevent grave robbing such as exploding shells buried underground with coffins.
In a packed court room, a thief stands on trial and his sister can be weeping. Under the image is lettering that reads "The drunkard's children. plate V. from the bar of the gin-shop to the bar of the old bailey it is but one step"