The trend has been led by the war on drugs and the RICO Act, through which property associated with a crime can be confiscated.
In criminal cases before a jury, jeopardy attaches when the jury is empanelled; in ones before a judge alone, jeopardy attaches when the first witness is sworn in.
Female offences tend to be less serious and women are less likely to have a criminal record. In the process, protection for the individual has been surrendered to prosecutorial authorities. State courts are divided on the question. Indeed, Becket was canonized by the Catholic Church shortly after his murder, and nowadays both the Catholic and Anglican churches recognize him as a martyr.
On a federal level, double jeopardy was eventually expressed through the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which was attached to the Constitution.
A host of circumstances allow prosecutions to move forward. The renowned legal scholar Thomas Becket was then Archbishop of England. The specifics of Heath involved a murder committed in Alabama, after which the body was taken to Georgia.
New Hampshire was the first state to include protection against double jeopardy in its constitution