Moscow: Izdatel’stvo inostrannoi literatury, 1957. Item #1830
475,  pp.: ill. 20,5x14 cm. In original illustrated cloth with two-color letterpress design. Binding slightly rubbed, otherwise very good.
Russian edition of the book “Crime Detection. Modern Methods of Criminal Investigation” (1955) by Swedish criminologists Arne Svensson and Otto Wendel. Translation was undertaken by B. Glebov.
The Soviet edition of this practical well-illustrated manual opens with a foreword by Doctor of Law sciences, S. Mitrichev. Admiring materials provided by the authors and structure of their presentation, Mitrichev indicates differences of foreign and Soviet terminology.
Since the late 1950s, new works on criminology were published instead of previous textbooks written by party officials involved in the Great Purge. New educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR opened and attracted young people. Policemen themselves held preventive lectures and discussions. They attended factories, schools, dormitories, collective farms and other organizations.
Cover design was created by Mikhail Eltsufen (1913-1997). Born in Warsaw, he later moved to the USSR and studied at the Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies of Artists. Since 1968, he worked in the Creative and Production Workshop for Visual Agitation. Eltsufen is better known for propaganda social realist posters on collective farming, sport, the young pioneer movement, etc. His cover design differs from most manuals released for police officers in the late Soviet period.
Worldcat shows copies located in Princeton and Harvard Universities.