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Why Women Make Poor Detectives

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"Womeu are not good detectives, " eaid an experienced secret service mau on being aaked his opinión. "To bogin with, there are ïiiauy places to which a vvomau ciirmot go without exciting sospicion, aud t!is defeats ber object at tbe ontset, but beyund this womau is unfitted by uature tor detective work. "In thofirst place, she juiupsataoonclusion and acts ou it in opposition to all human probabilities, possibilities and reason. As a rule, a womaü doea not reason. Sbe looks on a thing as sbe wants it to be or thinks it onght to be, and will follow tbat thoory. She is led by prejüdices, favors or sympathies, regardless of facts. "As a detective she is sotuetitues a euccess in entrapping a man, but hei work generally ends in a blunder which betrays her. She is persevoring only when moved by passion. She does not look at a caso dispa.ssionately. She at once decides that he or she is gnilty 01 innocent and works on that theory. "A wonian enjoya the mysteriouK, and she is so elated at her position as detective that she is unable to conceal hei identity or the secret investigatious ol a case. "Women are even failures in running down crimináis of their own sex. A woman criminal will mislead a womau detective by working on her vanity, orednlity or syinpathy, and, worst of all, if the detective be attvactive and the man criminal haudsonie - well, a man is better for detective work, and besides a woman will sell out a case, and cheaply at that, relying upon hei sex to esoape pnnishment if deteoted. "


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