The preservation of records and the writing of police histories

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A number of histories of UK police forces begin right at the beginning of policing with rich information about parish constabularies, early reform and the establishment of the Metropolitan Police. For some, by the chronological ending of the book, information tends to get thinner or peter out. The reasons for this could be three-fold. First, … Continue reading The preservation of records and the writing of police histories

The Crime Museum Uncovered and the edges of dark tourism

Screenshot from: https://theconversation.com/acid-bath-murderers-and-poison-why-dark-tourism-is-important-49338

Above is a screenshot of my post at The Conversation.¬†Below is a fuller and earlier version: A few weeks ago I made a long-anticipated pilgrimage to The Museum of London to visit The Crime Museum Uncovered; anticipated because, for the last 11 years I have curated another police museum, and the dilemmas of keeping and … Continue reading The Crime Museum Uncovered and the edges of dark tourism