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Running head: Biography of Allan Pinkerton 1Biography of Allan PinkertonRobert BlackCJS 250 Introduction to SecurityJune 15, 2014
Running head: Biography of Allan Pinkerton 2Biography of Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton is a well-known name in the private security industry as well as throughoutpolice history. Pinkerton left an unforgettable mark not only in the private investigation in America butaround the world as well (Dempsey, 2007). Pinkerton was born in 1819 in Scotland, to William, apolice officer, and Isabell Pinkerton. His family relocated to Illinois from Scotland. When Pinkertoncame to the U.S. he became of a radical political group that advocates women’s rights, abolishmentof slavery, better wages. Pinkerton became a deputy sheriff and his main focus was pursuingcounterfeit products. In 1850 Pinkerton left his job from Chicago's police force to create a privatedetective agency that specialized in railway thefts. Pinkerton Detective Agency was developed and it

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