Bertillon system



a system of identifying persons, especially criminals, by a record of individual physical measurements and peculiarities.
Historical Examples

Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison
Practical Instruction for Detectives Emmerson W. Manning
Disputed Handwriting Jerome B. Lavay
Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World Clifton R. Wooldridge

noun
a system formerly in use for identifying persons, esp criminals, by means of a detailed record of physical characteristics

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