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Bertillon, Alphonse

Born: 1853 AD
Died: 1914 AD
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.