: Father of Scientific Detection.
This form of identification was then superseded by the anthropometric system elaborated in Paris by Alphonse Bertillon
. This entailed photographing a subject twice, first looking directly at a camera, and then in profile with the camera centred upon the right ear.
, son of one of anthropology's founders.
Within his office at Calcutta, Henry grew increasingly disquieted over the existing system of identifying criminals, a method devised by Alphonse Bertillon
, Prefect of Police in Paris, in the 1880s and adopted by many police forces around the world.
Records show that on 20 November 1885 Alphonse Bertillon
, head of the Service D'Identitie Judiciaire of the Paris police gave an address to the first congress about his system of judicial anthropometry.