The Crime Museum Uncovered: Inside Scotland Yard's Special Collection

The Crime Museum Uncovered: Inside Scotland Yard's Special Collection

by Jackie Keily, Julia Hoffbrand


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This October - for the first time ever - never-before-seen-objects from the Metropolitan Police's Crime Museum will go on public display in a major new exhibition opening at the Museum of London. Using original evidence from this extraordinary collection, The Crime Museum Uncovered willl unlock real-life case files to take the reader on an uneasy jourbaney through some of the UK's most notorious crimes from Dr Crippen to the Krays, the Great Train Robbery to the Millennium Dome diamond heist. Giving voice to the real people behind these objects the book will consider the changing nature of crime and advances in detection over the last 140 years, as well as the challenges faced in policing the capital, such as terrorism, drugs and rioting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781300411
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jackie Keily is Curator of Archaeological Collections at the Museum of London.Julia Hoffbrand is Curator of Social Working History at the Museum of London.

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