The progress and evolution of criminal sociology. A brief history of law enforcement. The particular part that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) has played in its special sector of the crusade against crime. The Directorship given to J. Edgar Hoover at the age of 28; how he attacked the problem of crime. Some figures to show what he found. Some illustrative examples, using John Dillinger as anecdotal evidence. The story of Neil Maconolgue. The establishment of entry requirements for the F.B.I. Training of recruits. The F.B.I. National Police Academy. The Intelligence Division. The finger print identification bureau. The establishment of a scientific crime detection laboratory. A description of some of the equipment and how it is used. Examples of how this equipment has been used to solve crimes. The value of the study by scientific means of the evidence of crime. The necessity of co-ordination between law enforcement agencies in order that information concerning criminals and violators of the law might be available at one central clearing house. Calling for co-operation from citizens.
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