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Alphonse Bertillon

Definition of the noun alphonse bertillon

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  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 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

for its 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 ...

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 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 acknowledgedas being among thefirst toact as a crime scene examiner (CSE), recording evidence atcrime scenes photographically and using finely ground graphite powder to recover fingerprints.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Alphonse Bertillon, of Paris, invented and in 1885 published a plan for securing absolute identification.

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