The New Phrenology scam crops up in China and makes inroads in Criminal Justice…..again

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Long determined to be forensically incompetent, some researchers are testing a hundred year old Bertillon Paradigm of criminal visage prediction for law enforcement. He did come up with the first consistent use of photography at crime scenes. Plus he is thought to be a co-discoverer of fingerprint systematics. This “physiognomy of criminality” is nothing more than digital imagery being digitally measured and achieving, in some media, the title of “new science”

Here’s a bit of this Bertillon Redux with accompanying skepticism.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/11/face-scans-physiognomy/545372/

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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