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Biography of Allan Pinkerton By: Falecia Alexander University Of Phoenix 08/15/2015 CJS/250 1 | P a g e
In this Paper I will be discussing the Biography and the life of Allan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Pinkerton made many contributions both to private security and to national law enforcement, and the Pinkerton Detective Agency was the forerunner to modern private security and detective agencies. I will be mentioning the history of Pinkerton’s career as a law enforcement official; the major events involving the Pinkerton Detective Agency during Pinkerton’s lifetime and the impact of the Agency’s innovations on law enforcement and the private security industry. 2 | P a g e
Mr. Allan Pinkerton was born on August 25, 1819 in Scotland and came to the United States in 1842 (Chicago). He was able to establish a barrel making shop in Chicago while he was there. He was an ardent abolitionist and his shop functioned as a "station" for escaped slaves traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North. In 1850 he established the first US private

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