An Archive of the Famous, Infamous and Most Wanted
Hardback 286pp Illustrated 236x190mm
9780810921092   Product Code: 98969
A French police officer, Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914), first introduced the anthropometric photograph - the 'mug shot' - in the 1880s, as part of his system of identifying criminals. From the anarchists of the 1890s to drug-busted rock stars of the 1970s, and including serial killers, political assassins, gangsters and war criminals, this book presents an engrossing collection of mug shots, with commentatries on each subject and the circumstances of their arrest.