Crime and Corruption at the Yard
Downfall of Scotland Yard
Imprint: Pen and Sword Social History
256 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 32 black and white illustrations
- April 2022
- In Stock
- August 2015
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
The author, a Detective Inspector in the Crime Intelligence Branch at New Scotland Yard, witnessed a series of major scandals. He reveals why many otherwise honest detectives strove to rectify defects in the law that allowed professional criminals to evade justice. When Sir Robert Marks, the newly appointed Police Commissioner, described the CID as the most routinely corrupt organization in London, there may have been more than an element of truth in his extraordinary claim but it devastated the publics credibility in the CID.
Using his own cases and experience, he demonstrates the difficulties faced by a depleted, demoralized Police Force not least the enemy within.
Crime and Corruption at The Yard is a gripping, shocking and instructive insiders account of sharp end police work. Salutary lessons are learnt about the effect of PC and human rights on the preservation of law and order.