National Affairs: Professor Added

Last week President Hoover's Crime Commission, appointed in April (TIME, May 27), held a meeting in Washington and decided to begin public hearings about crime and its remedies. With the commissioners met a figure new on the Washington scene—Police-Professor August Vollmer, just appointed as the commission's police work expert. Mr. Vollmer is chief of Berkeley, CaL, but he has a world reputation as a criminologist. Famed for the adaptation of a lie detector (through the discovery that falsehood produces a prompt rise in blood pressure), for the employment of P. D. students on...

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