Alphonse Bertillon


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Noun1.Alphonse Bertillon - French criminologist (1853-1914)
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Alphonse Bertillon was born on April 24th in 1853 and worked as a French police officer, using the techniques of anthropometry in solving cases by identifying criminals through physical measurements.
There are several accounts of a meeting--the only meeting between Alphonse Bertillon and Juan Vucetich--and it did not go well.
Alphonse Bertillon in 1879, had created a system to identify individuals by anthropometric photographs and associated quantitative descriptions.
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.
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.