Tag: Crime & Punishment
Scandal of 1970s terrorist murders uncovered
Shock revelations that a secret British army unit was eliminating terrorists in Northern Ireland in the 1970s have revived debate about whether the Troubles can be consigned to history.
America’s enemies rescue whistleblowing ‘traitor’
Edward Snowden, who exposed the US surveillance programme to the world, is on the run – and his flight path is a litany of America’s greatest enemies. Has he become a geopolitical pawn?
Society is becoming more peaceful, say experts
A new study says violent crime in the UK declined over the last decade, with similar patterns across the developed world. Why might modern life make us more able to live in harmony?
Billions sought to rebuild devastated Darfur
The name of ‘Darfur’, a poor region in western Sudan, has conjured images of horror and brutality for a decade. Now peace is finally close – but healing the scars may take more than money.
Politicians in scramble to stop prisoners voting
A European ruling could force the UK government to give prisoners the vote. Staunchly opposed to the idea, ministers are playing for time – but are they fighting a worthwhile battle?
International limelight for war crimes defendant
As he begins a two-year defence against war crimes charges in The Hague’s international court, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić has a platform for his flamboyant defiance.
Horror in Honduras after deadly prison blaze
Nearly four hundred men are dead after the worst prison fire in a hundred year raged through a Latin American jail. The tragedy raises hard questions about the ethics of imprisonment.
Cuts drive UK police forces to ‘cliff edge’
New statistics show that across the UK, the number of police officers is falling as a result of cuts. The government denies that crime will now rise, but others are less sure.
Soul searching in Germany after neo-Nazi murders
Revelations that a neo-Nazi group carried out a string of murders and bombings have left Germany in shock. The country still wrestles with the legacy of the Third Reich.
Notorious terrorist mastermind in the dock
For decades, Carlos the Jackal was the world’s most feared terrorist – he boasted of having killed thousands. Now, on trial for bomb attacks in France, he retains his deadly charisma.