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1215: England – The signing of the Magna Carta

1670: England – Habeas Corpus Act passed

1699: England – the Act of 1699 made almost all but petty theft capital offenses

1752: England – Executed criminals would, by law, be used for medical dissection

1789: U.S. Constitution adopted

1808: Napoleon’s Criminal Code abolished the inquisitional system and torture. It helped start public trials

1843: M’Naghten Case – England

1866: Fourteenth Amendment added to the U.S. Constitution

1868: England – public executions were prohibited

1874: England – law passed that required the reportage of births and deaths

1910: Gambling was prohibited in Nevada
------ Congress passed the Mann Act

1914: Congress passed strict immigration laws

1922: Congress passed an import – export law restricting the import of opium

1924: Congress banned the manufacture of heroin

1927: England – The indicting grand jury was abolished

1931: Gambling was legalized in Nevada

1934: Congress passed the National Firearms Act

1936: Brown v. Mississippi

1937: Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act

1948: England- The Criminal Justice Act of 1948 was passed. Flogging was forbidden except for prison mutiny and gross violence to prison officers

1960: Mapp v. Ohio

1966: Sheppard v. Maxwell
------ Congress passed the Freedom of Information Act
------ Miranda v. Arizona

1970: Congress passed the Organized Crime Control Act

1971: Congress passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act

1972: Furman v. Georgia

1973: Congress passed the Crime Control Act to amend the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act

1974: Congress passed the Privacy Act

1976: 35 states began revamping their criminal codes to reinstate the death penalty under new U.S. Supreme Court guidelines


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A. James Fisher
Dept. of Political Science & Criminal Justice, 146 Hendricks Hall
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444
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