Biography of Allen Pinkerton

Apr 7th, 2015
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Write a 500- to 700-word biography of Allan Pinkerton focusing on the overlap between private and public security in the career of Pinkerton and the development of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Include the following: · A history of Pinkerton’s career as a law enforcement official · The major events involving the Pinkerton Detective Agency during Pinkerton’s lifetime · The impact of the Agency’s innovations on law enforcement and the private security industry

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Biography of Allen PinkertonNameClassDateProfessorBiography of Allen Pinkerton Private and public securities agencies emerged through the effort of Allen Pinkerton. Allen Pinkerton immigrated to Chicago from Scotland were he took a position as a deputy sheriff and actively engage in the movement to abolish slavery. Pinkerton earned his position as a deputy sheriff after uncovering a counterfeiting ring in the city and later became the first detective. Through his career as a detective Pinkerton learned the art of the criminal investigation and later went out on his home and formed the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. The Pinkerton's National Detective Agency offered private detecting services to members of the public in order to hunt down rain robbers, murderers, and other wanted criminals (). Pinkerton offered the public the first service that would enable the private citizen to seek justice through locating the criminal and bringing the criminal back to the authorities. He and his operatives foiled assassination attempts on presidents and chased outlaws and desperadoes back and forth across the American West (Yonder, 2011). As the agency

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