Mug shot

picture from the waist up, typically taken after a person is arrested
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A mug shot, or booking photograph, is a photographic portrait taken after someone is arrested.[1][2] The mug shot is taken to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of the arrested person to allow for identification by victims and investigators. Most mug shots are two-part, with one side-view photo, and one front-view.

Mugshot of the well-known outlaw Butch Cassidy. This was taken when he was put in jail in 1894.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael H. Graham (2003). Handbook of Illinois Evidence. Aspen Publishers. p. 147. ISBN 978-0735544994.
  2. "Mugshots.com - About". Mugshots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01.