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CJS 250 Week 1-Assignment


CJS 250 Week 1-Assignment

Posted On : 04-02-2011
  CJS 250 Week 1-Assignment

 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:
o A history of Pinkerton’s career as a law enforcement official
o The major events involving the Pinkerton Detective Agency during Pinkerton’s lifetime
o The impact of the Agency’s innovations on law enforcement and the private security industry
 Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
 Cite at least three sources.

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Biography of Allan Pinkerton
CJS 250
Axia University of Phoenix

     Allan Pinkerton was born to family whose patriarch was a policeman. Being the son of a police sergeant, at an early age Allan had a need and desire for adventure. Allan Pinkerton’s sense adventure led him to an event that soon changed his life. By accident he stumbled upon a counterfeit ring in Chicago (Geringer,).  In fact, Pinkerton’s first assignment was to identify the leader of that ring. After successfully identifying the leader of the counterfeit ring, Pinkerton was offered an investigator position with the Chicago police department, in which he accepted in 1846 (Columbia Encyclopedia, 2008). Eventually Pinkerton found himself being asked to be the city’s first detective. With the growing pains of his new family the financial stress began to ....