Mugshots Shouldn’t Be a Public Record
MINOT, N.D. — When you see a mugshot, do you immediately think “criminal”?
You probably do.
Who could blame you?
The mugshot is an iconic sort of image. That staring-into-the-camera perspective, usually alongside a second image taken from the side, with some sort of a placard usually visible toward the bottom, is unmistakable. Shots of well-known figures such as Al Capone or Pablo Escobar are used for posters and T-shirts.
It’s pretty much impossible to read the news without seeing someone’s mugshot.