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Alphonse Bertillon «Bertillonage»
Alphonse Bertillon, «Bertillonage», 1890
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Séance de mesurations: mensuration du crâne, face et plongée, 1890 aus: Identity and Alterity. Figures of the Body 1895/1995, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice 1995, S. 112.


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 Alphonse Bertillon

Alphonse Bertillon (1853 – 1914), French criminologist and anthropologist. In 1880, Bertillon was chief of staff of the Records Department of the Paris Police, where he introduced an anthropometric process for identifying criminal offenders, later named after him, Bertillonage.