Murder? Sir William Blackstone, an 18th-century English judge, is known for writing Commentaries on the…
Some might say that the U.S.’s criminal justice system needs work, but at least we can all agree that the majority of world history was filled with law systems where criminals fared far worse.
This infographic takes you from the exile of poachers in colonial Australia to the prison sentences for Somali pirates a few years ago. You’ll see how the world’s crimes and punishments have changed, yet also stayed the same, throughout the years. Here is a thorough explanation of crime through the ages.