Highlights From The Inside!
Explore American History from a different perspective. Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and the Judiciary Branch of government. The museum is 25,000 square feet spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives.
The Galleries Include:
This particular gallery showcases the evolution of crime and the criminal through the ages, beginning with medieval knights and greed-driven pirates to the gunslingers of the Old American West and today’s white-collar “silent criminals” who hide behind computer screens, stealing private information and identities.
From a booking room, to mug shots and a lie detector test, to the cold iron bars and claustrophobia of a jail cell, the Crime Museum presents first-hand the severity involved when criminals get caught.
From security personnel and local police officers to such notables as founding FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the legendary law enforcement agent Eliot Ness, the NMCP’s Crime Fighting gallery showcases the vast network of crime fighting and investigatory personnel dedicated to making our world as safe as possible.
Learn how to solve crime through the use of forensic science technology such as ballistics, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and dental and facial reconstruction.
Have you ever bought a designer purse or watch on Canal Street in NYC? Camouflaged as a coveted brand, but at a price a bit too good to be true? Enter the world of counterfeit crimes. The illegal traffic and sale of counterfeit goods is a trillion dollar industry. Learn about the dangers of counterfeit goods and its impact on society.