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Pinkerton National Detective Agency

  • By: Dorothy Moses Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Allan Pinkerton established his National Detective Agency in 1850, a time when public policing was only beginning to resemble the organized police departments that are common today and well before the federal government played a role in policing. Based on ...

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