Willard M. Oliver is a professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State. His areas of expertise include policing, public policy of crime and criminal justice, and the history of criminal justice. He is the author of several books, including August Vollmer, Killing Congress, and Killing the President.
Most people believe the Federal Bureau of Investigation began under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1920s or 1930s. Many also naturally assume it was developed for the express purpose of fighting crime. However, the reality is very different.
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