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Griffiths, Arthur

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Arthur Griffiths (1838-1908) was Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and began his prison service at Chatham Convict Prison as assistant deputy governor in 1870 (Fifty Years of Public Service, by Major Arthur Griffiths, Cassell, 1904). He went to Milibank as deputy governor in 1872, and Wormwood Scrubs in 1874. He was a former Major in the 63rd West Suffolk Regiment [ibid.]. He was the author of several works relating to crime and punishment, and befriended several senior police officers of his day. He took a great deal of interest in the Jack the Ripper case. In his book Mysteries of Police and Crime (1898) Griffiths made three separate references to the Ripper murders: see Casebook: Jack the Ripper for details.

 

Griffiths wrote fiction under the pseudonym 'Alfred Aylmer'. His claim for inclusion rests on the books The Passenger from Calais (1905) and The Rome Express (1907). Both are available from Project Gutenberg.

 

Bibliography

Mysteries of Police and Crime (1898)

The Passenger from Calais (1905)

The Rome Express (1907)

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