Mugshots, mugshots and….. mugshots

 

Hilarious or not, mugshots preserve a moment of truth when a criminal is arrested. Usually, the criminal is photographed from the side and from the front. Where is the term “mugshot” originated?

The term “mug” means face in the English slang, which dates back in the 1800s. If you want to practise crimes, you can play with this time waster that I have used many times in my class:

Mugshots – The Smoking Gun

 

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