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law-enforcement, murder, historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture
I wonder how the professor reacted to this thesis. I appreciated the first part which dealt with the early history of law management in Britain and the rise of an organized body to deal with miscreants. The progression to the Peelers and then the Yard is of interest, but then it devolves into sensationalism of the Whitechapel murders and Crippen. Historic, but done rather to excess as is recounting numerous episodes of graft and other malfeasance by members of the force and CID. These things are disgusting yet true, but the emphasis seemed somewhat inappropriate.
The narrator was very good at sounding neutral, even with the graphic description of murders with mutilation.
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