Wednesday, 4 July 2012


Interesting article in the Independent today. It's about Victorian mugshots so not related to France but it does discuss some of the principals of Bertillonage that I discuss in chapter two of my dissertation. I think that it's pretty interesting how little has changed in terms of our assumptions that a person can be judged criminal based on their outward appearance. Andrew O'Hagan wrote a very good article for the Times on this subject, which I have referred to in my dissertation. You can find the link to his article here.