23/04/1853 French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon is born
Alphonse Bertillon: Father of the Mugshot
1910s Detectives Look at Mugshots, Identifying Criminals, Bertillon
1910s Bertillon System of Criminal Identification, Measurements, Police
Bertillon applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement creating an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first scientific system used by police to identify criminals. Before that time, criminals could only be identified by name or photograph.
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