The Empire, the police, and the introduction of fingerprint technology in Malta

@article{Cauchi2009TheET,
  title={The Empire, the police, and the introduction of fingerprint technology in Malta},
  author={Jacqueline Azzopardi Cauchi and P. Knepper},
  journal={Criminology & Criminal Justice},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={73 - 92}
}
It required more than three decades for fingerprint technology, invented in the British colony of India, to reach the British colony of Malta. Fingerprint technology was not institutionalized in Malta until 1932 owing to a different social context; British colonial authorities tended to see the Maltese as Europeans and never regarded crime prevention as a priority. Nevertheless, a review of policing in Malta in the 19th and early 20th centuries supports the thesis that fingerprint-based… Expand
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