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Twenty-six-year-old American communications contractor Nick Berg was beheaded a hostage in Iraq on this date in 2004 — allegedly by the personal... read more »
On this date in 1791, a man named William Jones hanged in Newark, N.J. Jones cut an apologetic figure at his public execution, and a confession he signed... read more »
On this date in 1854, an Albany, N.Y. man named John Hendrickson hanged for the murder by aconite poisoning of his wife, Maria. “He has suffered... read more »
Arguably Bellerive’s best known landmark, the Post & Telegraph Office was built in 1897. The community had been lobbying the Tasmanian Government... read more »
On lonely scrubland at the Aru Islands port of Dobo on this date in 1943, the Japanese military beheaded kidnapped Australian Rev. Leonard Kentish. Nobody... read more »
(poster designed/ created by Emma D Watkins) read more »
Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future University of Liverpool, 26-27 May 2016 The conference/symposium is being organized and hosted... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1867, Modiste Villebrun was hanged in Sorel, Quebec, in what would... read more »
  In 1947 a leading psychiatrist, Dr John McGeorge, told the New South Wales Department of Justice that men who abused children were ‘the most... read more »
On this date in 1612, Spanish colonial authorities smashed an alleged plot among Mexico City’s black slaves with a grisly mass execution.* In Mexico... read more »
Kate Stobbs – from Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums’ collection on Flickr Many poorer women came into contact with police and magistrates... read more »
The Hutchins School was founded in 1846 as a memorial to The Venerable William Hutchins, first Archdeacon of the colony of Van Diemen’s Land. Intended... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1942, red-haired Robert S. James became the last man judicially... read more »