Crime and Corruption at the Yard

Downfall of Scotland Yard
Author(s): David I. Woodland
Original Publish Date: May 30, 2015
Product Number: EB00755570
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473857407
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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A Scotland Yard insider blows the whistle on police corruption in "a book . . . that everyone concerned with law and order should read" (Crime Review). During David Woodland's nineteen years of service with the United Kingdom's Metropolitan Police, the 'thin blue line' came under intense pressure. In addition to the routine caseload of gang crime, murder, and armed robbery, Irish terrorist groups launched a vicious and prolonged campaign of violence. Also, then-Police Commissioner Sir Robert Marks described the Criminal Intelligence Department as 'the most routinely corrupt organization in London', it may have been an exaggeration made out of anger—but it devastated the public's faith in the CID. New Scotland Yard Det. Inspector David Woodland was witness to a series of major scandals and now reveals why many otherwise honest detectives strove to bend the law to their own devices. Using his own cases and experience, he demonstrates the difficulties working in a depleted, demoralized police force—not to mention fighting to overcome 'the enemy within'. Crime and Corruption at The Yard is a gripping, shocking, and instructive insider's account of the darker side of police work.