Friday, June 18, 2010
Always Smile For Your Police Booking Photo
You’ve seen them many times, police mug shots. They are always the same. Those photos of the arrested reveal hostile, sad, drunk or crazy people charged with crimes.
Police show those photos to crime witnesses to establish legal identifications of suspects enabling arrests and indictments. Eye witnesses are absolutely unreliable and will almost never identify a picture of someone with a broad smile in a photo lineup. They always go for a face with the nasty scowl
In cases with media interest editors and news directors always love to redundantly publish those really rude looking and sensational booking photos. A pleasant smile can take a booking photo and turn it into something taken from a Facebook page. The media does not want bore their readers and viewers with routine pleasant faces.
Getting arrested and charged with a crime is an unpleasant experience especially if you’re actually innocent. Trying to muster a smile at a difficult time like that is nearly impossible. If you can manage to smile it may help you immensely.