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Crime and Punishment
Identification - Source documents
 
  
Resources

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.
 
Andre A. Moenssens "The Origin of Legal Photography" Finger Print and Identification Magazine, January, 1962
Online version
This discusses the Belgian mugshots from 1843-44 as well as the Swiss material from 1854.
 
R.A. Reiss La Photographie Judiciare (Paris: Charles Mendel, 1903)
Relates the Swiss case from 1854 of sharing Daguerreotypes of a prisoner to other cantons. 
  

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