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Crime and Punishment
Photographic evidence
 
  
Resources

P. Hamilton & R. Hargreaves, The Beautiful and the Damned: The Creation of Identity in Nineteenth Century Photography, (Lund Humphries Publishers, 2001)
 
Richard W. Ireland, "The Felon and the Angel Copier: Criminal Identity and the Promise of Photography in Victorian England and Wales", p.53-86 in Louis A. Knafla, ed. Policing and War in Europe (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 20002)
Includes an account of James Jones who was photographed sometime between 11 Jan and 7 May 1858 whilst he was at Carmarthen Jail by Governor Stephens. The resulting photograph was affixed to the prison register.
 
Jens Jaeger, "Photography: a means of surveillance? Judicial photography, 1850 to 1900", in Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, Histories & Societies, Vol.5, No.1, 2001, p.27-51. [Useful bibliography on the subject.]
 
Jens Jaeger, "Police and Forensic Photography." in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. Ed. Robin Lenman (Oxford University Press, 2005), p.507-510
 
BE WARNED
These following books address largely 20th century crimes and contain photographs that are difficult to look at and will emotionally scar you unless you have no human feelings.
 
Stanley B. Burns & Sara Cleary-Burns, Deadly Intent, Crime and Punishment. Photographs from the Burns Archive (Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse books, 2008)
 
Katherine Dunn, Sean Tejaratchi, editor Death Scenes, A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook (Los Angles, CA: Feral House, 1996)
 
Danny Lyon and Billy McCune, Conversations with the Dead (NYC: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971) 
  

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