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Mug shot

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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.

Left: Mugshot of the well-known outlaw Butch Cassidy. This was taken when he was put in jail in 1894; Center:Lee Harvey Oswald mugshot; Right:Jack Ruby mugshot after his arrest

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  1. Michael H. Graham (2003). Handbook of Illinois Evidence. Aspen Publishers. p. 147. ISBN 978-0735544994.
  2. "Mugshots.com - About". Mugshots.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-07-01.