Bertillon, Alphonse

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Bertillon,

Alphonse, chief of criminal investigation for Paris police, 1853-1914.
Bertillon system - identification system. Synonym(s): anthropometry
Bertillon cephalometer
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Mas alla de la posible desinformacion que pueda conllevar al ser usadas directamente por la prensa, estas imagenes de Alphonse Bertillon parecen conformar una especie de confesion sobre la poca fiabilidad de su metodo, como si la lucha contra la delincuencia respondiera mas a un ejercicio de identificacion de tipos criminogenos--es decir, del grado de conformidad entre un modelo y un sujeto-, que de definicion de la identidad del criminal.
El medico y antropologo parisino Alphonse Bertillon (10) se entrego al estudio de un nuevo metodo en el que combino fotografia y antropometria para conseguir una identificacion fiable y la localizacion inmediata de los tipos.
This form of identification was then superseded by the anthropometric system elaborated in Paris by Alphonse Bertillon.
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.