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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Paradojicamente, la distribucion por rangos de edad de Bertillon, utilizada en el escrutinio y prescrita por directrices internacionales, no permitia establecer de forma exacta la cifra de hombres menores de 21 anos, de manera que los funcionarios colombianos debieron estimarla.
The Henry Classification System replaced the Bertillon age system as the primary method of fingerprint classification throughout most of the world.
But if you take the instance of the Bertillon measurements, there is absolutely nothing visual there; it is simply a recordation of the measurements of the human body.
At one point in Harris's retelling, Picquart brings a sample of Esterhazy's handwriting to Alphonse Bertillon, one of the experts whose testimony helped to convict Dreyfus at his trial.
Futurologist Ian Yeomans said: "Biometrics have been around since the 19th century - when Alphonse Bertillon developed the concept for French police - and today it is the central concept for securing personal identity.
(2) A expressao mesologia--que seria a ciencia destinada ao estudo dos meios--foi cunhada por Louis-Adolphe Bertillon (1821-1883); sendo anterior a aplicacao, em 1866, do termo ecologia por Ernst Haeckel na obra A morfologia geral dos organismos.