From September 11, 1910
THE INNER WORKINGS OF FAMOUS SCOTLAND YARD: How the Noted Detectives of England’s Criminal Investigation Department Do Their Work — Eccentricities of the Law Shown in the Crippen Case. (PDF)
What’s it like to work in Scotland Yard? Here are physical descriptions of offices, and tales from the inspectors working there. One thing I was surprised to learn is that under the law of the time, a search warrant could only be obtained if the object of the search was explosives, obscene prints, or stolen property. A dead body was not something you could get a warrant for. This apparently hampered the investigation of the notorious Crippen murder.
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