Explore American History from a different perspective. The Crime Museum in Washington, DC houses five unique galleries that 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. It also includes a crime lab, the filming studios for America's Most Wanted and 3-floor, 25,000 sq ft, 100+ interactives on America's favorite subject.
A Notorious History of Crime
From medieval knights and greed-driven pirates to today's white collar criminals, discover the cast of characters in America's history of crime. Test your Wild West shooting skills, crack a safe, and try to hack into a computer.
Punishment: The Consequence of Crime
This full-scale model police station proves that crime doesn't pay, with a booking station, police line-up, lie detector test, and replica jail cell. You will also find the ultimate instruments of punishment, including an electric chair and lethal injection machine.
Discover the everyday heroes of law enforcement and the training, equipment and technology they use to keep our world as safe as possible. Experience the exhilaration of high-speed police chase simulators and an FBI shooting range.
Find yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene with fresh evidence. Begin your investigation, using such forensic science techniques as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA testing to solve the crime. Learn about famous cold cases and crime in the media.
America's Most Wanted Studio
Walk onto the actual television set of America's Most Wanted with host John Walsh and see how community involvement in fighting crime has led to dramatic results, with more than 1,000 fugitives captured. Free child safety initiatives for patrons include a fingerprint station.
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