Remembering the Great Train Robbery

Bruce Reynolds has passed away. This lengthy, engaging obituary in the Telegraph is as much about the evolution of crime in the UK as it is Reynolds’ life.

If you are interested in Reynolds’ most famous heist, the film Robbery, recommended here at RBC, is not completely accurate but does get many details right as well as being solidly entertaining.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.