National Museum of Crime & Punishment

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is a comprehensive study of the history and current state of crime and punishment in the United States. Through five galleries–each devoted to some aspect of crime–learn about criminal punishment, forensics, crime prevention, law enforcement, and much more. Also, be sure to check the calendar for presentations about crime related subjects such as ballistics, forensics, anthropology, and many more. If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, and you have any interest in any aspect of crime, this is a must-see museum.

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National Museum Of Crime And Punishment
  • Serial Killers Gallery-National Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Learn about types of serial killers, and the bios and methods and motivations of some of the most famous serial killers ever.
  • Forensic Science Education Labs-National Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Learn how forensic investigators do their jobs. Be sure to check out and sign up for the numerous workshops and presentations that all center around forensic science.
  • Prison Cell-National Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Get a glimpse of how bad prison life is by seeing what a prison cell is like.
  • Footprints-National Museum Of Crime And Punishment

    Scientists have developed techniques to identify the unique prints left by a pair of shoes. The indentations, unique to that pair of shoes, can be recorded and compared to prints left at other crime scenes.
  • Police Motorcycle-National Museum Of Crime And Punishment

    The iconic Harley-Davidson police motorcycle on display at the museum.
  • The Dark Ages-National Museum Of Crime And Punishment

    Most think the punishment for crime is harsh today, but we should never forget how it was back then.

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