The exhibit CLUES is about the police's role in the justice process, the what, how and why. Under the rule of law, no one can be sentenced without guilt being proven. The police serves the public by protecting citizens and investigating and preventing crimes.
The first appointed chief of police was in Trondheim in 1686, but it was not until 100 years later that the police wore a uniform. The exhibit showcases the history of the uniform from 1796 to today.
1895 police helmet
Why do we punish? Laws and rules lose their meaning if breaking them does not lead to any consequences. The earliest known acts of punishment focus on revenge and retribution, through fines and exile.
Branding iron used on convicted criminals
The Museum of Justice has exhibits in two buildings in Kalvskinnet, Trondheim: the Criminal Asylum og the Military Hospital. Both buildings are located at the end of Erling Skakkes gate in Trondheim, right by Ilen church. One ticket grants access to both buildings. Tickets can be purchased in the Military Hospital.
How has society treated people who are considered both dangerous criminals and mentally ill? The exhibit in the Criminal Asylum looks at the history of high-security psychiatric institutions with a…
The exhibit shows different forms of punishments that existed in King Christian Vs Norwegian law from 1687 up until the last beheading in 1876. Shaming punishments were conducted in public….