New York: The Century Co., 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Publisher's cloth in original dust jacket. Jacket is toned, especially at spine. Edges frayed, particularly at spine head, with closed tears at folds of rear panel. Interior is clean and bright overall. Tight. Very good. Very good / very good. Item #16405
First edition of this critical investigation of American policing, covering seventy-two cities across the US over the course of two years. An early scientific and academic approach to policing, this became something of a standard in the field, reprinted in several different editions over the coming decades. A decidedly elusive title in its complete original edition.