Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight Continue reading

Probation system for criminals

This was the first such system in the world. Boston, MA, USA, in 1878, legally established a probation system for criminals as a judicial policy. Continue reading

First Country to Abolish the Death Penalty

New Zealand, an English-speaking country in 1936 was the first to abolish the death penalty. Continue reading

First Nation to abolish capital punishment

Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment. Continue reading

John Howard

Howard was born in North London, either in Hackney or Enfield.[1] His father, also John, was a wealthy upholsterer at Smithfield Market in the city. Continue reading

Prison reformer of note

English philanthropist John Howard, when he becoming high sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he toured the local jail. Continue reading

Organized Police Force … around for over 2000 years

Believe it or not, but Organized Police Forces have been around for over 2000 years, circa 6 CE. Continue reading

First Fingerprint Bureau…

Fingerprint Branch of Scotland Yard was founded by Edward Henry in 1901, he developed an identification process based on the thumbprint. Continue reading

Leader of a Sovereign Nation Indicted for War Crimes

Slobodan Milošević, the president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a serving leader of a sovereign nation was indicted for war crimes by an international tribunal. Continue reading

British jury consider evidence overseas

In the 1999 war crimes case of Anthony Sawoniuk, accused of participating in the murders of 3,800 Jews near Domachevo, Belarus, during the Holocaust, British jury visited the town to examine the evidence firsthand.
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