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Bertillon, Alphonse

Born: 1853 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Anthropologist, Law Enforcer


1853 - Born on the 23rd of April in Paris, France.


Worked as records clerk in a police department.


1882 - Presented a criminal identification system known as anthropometry for law enforcement.


1884 - The system was quickly adopted widely by American and British police forces.


1899 - Witnessed for the prosecution in the Dreyfus Affair.


Bertillon standardized the criminal mug shot and the evidence picture.


He developed "metric photography".


1914 - Alphonse Bertillon died on 13th of February in Münsterlingen, Switzerland.


He was the father of criminal identification.





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