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 journey 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.
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.
IntroductionOverview of the original Crime Museum and the criminal cases featured Significant Case Files:1. Stratton Brothers2. Dr. Crippen3. Siege of Sydney Street4. David Greenwood5. Thompson, Bywaters6. Patrick Mahon7. John Robinson8. Browne and Kennedy9. Samuel Furnace10. Leslie Stone11. Jenkins, Geraghy, Rolt12. John Haigh13. Craig and Bentley14. Christie and Evans15. Ruth Ellis16. William George Barnett17. Gunter Podola18. Ronnie Biggs19. Robert, Witney, Duddy20. The Krays21. The Richardsons22. Black Liberation Front23. Michael HartThemes:1. Offensive Weapons2. Firearms3. Drugs4. Counterfeiting, Forgery5. Burglary6. Espionage, Cold War7. Abortion8. Royal Protection9. Terrorism10. Protests and riots11. Investigation procedures12. Administration of justiceTimeline