Worthy of Prosecution?

I have been thinking about cases which have been tried recently where the crimes were committed (or alleged to have been committed) many years ago. Some crimes of course are of a nature that whenever they were committed they are regarded as crimes, but fashions in prosecuting crimes change and fashions in the definition of crimes change. What was once thought normal and accepted behaviour by one generation is sometimes thought outrageous and criminal by a subsequent generation.  Continue reading