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Alphonse Bertillon

Definition of the noun alphonse bertillon

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noun

  1. French criminologist (1853-1914)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Alphonse Bertillon: Bertillon
    • instance of: criminologist = a specialist in criminology

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2001)

by Mitchel P. Roth

Rhodes, Alphonse Bertillon: Father of Scientific Detection , 1956; David R. Johnson, American Law Enforcement: A History, 1981. BERTILLON SYSTEM. The Bertillon system, or bertillonage, was named after its creator, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (1995)

by William G. Bailey

E Alphonse Bertillon, Father of Scientific Detection. New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1956. British Policing Over the next several years, the police service in England and Wales is likely to experience the greatest change it has ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

Alphonse Bertillon taking photo and measurements (© Museé de la Préfecture de Police, Paris, France/Archives/Charmet/The Bridgeman Art Library) Creation of cast-off patterns. The impact itself as well as. Bertillon, Alphonse compounds in ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2015)

by Mark S. Davis

developer Alphonse Bertillon. Consistent with prevailing criminological thought of the day, the Bertillon system consisted of measurements of the head and body to classify offenders. It was eventually discredited due to its inability to ensure ...

Google previewThe Crown Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1903)

A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps

Bertillon System, a system of identification of criminals, introduced into France by Alphonse Bertillon. The system depends upon accurate measurements of various portions of the human body, especially the bones, which in adults never ...

Google previewThe twentieth century home encyclopedia and gazetteer (1904)

who is who? Embraces over six thousand short biographies

Bertillon System, a system of identification of criminals, introduced into France by Alphonse Bertillon. The system depends upon accurate measurements of various portions of the human body, especially the bones, which in adults never ...

Google previewDictionary of American Criminal Justice (1998)

Key Terms and Major Supreme Court Cases by Dean J. Champion

Nineteenth-century identification method deriving its name from the inventor, Alphonse Bertillon, head of the Paris police. Bertillon used body measurements to compare persons and photographs to make positive identifications. best evidence ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Legal Terms (1984)

by Irving Shapiro

Method of identifying persons based upon size and other physical data; named for Alphonse Bertillon, a French criminologist (1835–1914). best -n. Excelling all others; -v. to get ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Alphonse Bertillon, of Paris, invented and in 1885 published a plan for securing absolute identification. Three sorts of "signalements" ( descriptions) are employed: A. Anthropometrical, based upon ( 1 ) the almost absolute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Jazz Age: From the End of World War I to the Great Crash (2015)

From the End of World War I to the Great Crash by James Ciment

The 1920s saw the wholesale abandonment of the Bertillon system for identifying suspects, named after its inventor, French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon, who developed it ...

Google previewDictionary of Policing (2013)

by Tim Newburn, Peter Neyroud

Alphonse Bertillon (1853–1914) is generally acknowledged ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Privacy: A-M (2007)

by William G. Staples

identification system was the criminal identification system devised by Paris police official Alphonse Bertillon around 1883. Bertillon applied the tools of anthropometry ...

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