Illustrations from Select Publications
The following materials were chosen for their illustrative and/or historical value.
Francis Galton dedicated his life to anthropology and genetics. He also became interested in fingerprints, and investigated for himself their uses, possible classification, and the role genetics played. In these volumes, Pearson has biographied Galton's life.
Vidocq has been said to be the first to create a private detective agency, and had a hand in the creation of the French Police. He authored many texts; the item below is his translated autobiography as pertaining to life as an investigator.
The two titles (by Ferrier and Wooldridge) have interesting photographs and illustrations pertaining to criminology during its infancy.
The Life, Letters, and Labours of Francis Galton by Karl Pearson, Galton Professor, University of London Cambridge at the University Press:
- Volume I: Birth 1822 to Marriage 1853, c 1914
- Volume II: Researches of Middle Life, c 1924
- Volume III A: Correlation, Personal Identification, and Eugenics, c 1930
- Volume III B: Characterisation, Especially by Letters, Index, c1930
Vidocq. Memoirs of Vidocq: The Principal Agent of the French Police. Written by Himself and Translated from the French, Expressly for this Edition. With illustrative engravings from original designs by Cruikshank. New Orleans: J.C. Morgan & Co., 1859.
Ferrier, J. Kenneth. Crooks & Crime. London: Seely, Service & Co. Limited, 1928.
Wooldridge, C.R. Hands Up! In the World of Crime. By C.R. Wooldridge. 12 Years a Detective on the Chicago Police Force. 17,000 Arrests, 125 Penitentiary Convictions, 75 Young Girls Rescued from Lives of Shame. Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, 1906.
Book exhibit by Beth Toren