From the Pinkertons to the PATRIOT Act: The Trajectory of Political Policing in the United States, 1870 to the Present

@article{Churchill2004FromTP,
  title={From the Pinkertons to the PATRIOT Act: The Trajectory of Political Policing in the United States, 1870 to the Present},
  author={W. Churchill},
  journal={CR: The New Centennial Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={1 - 72}
}
  • W. Churchill
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • CR: The New Centennial Review
By 1940 [FBI Director J. Edgar] Hoover was the country’s leading law enforcement officer. Much of what Hoover had done for the public and the police, however, had been done earlier by Allan Pinkerton and his two sons. Murray Kempton believed that Allan Pinkerton had invented most of the devices used by Hoover. The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation “found the tablets already engraved; no further exercise was demanded of him except some tracing at the edges.” —Frank Morn, The Eye… Expand
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