In a nutshell:
Source: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/tec...-private/7159/If the best argument for keeping mugshots in the "public information" category is that they've always been in that category, or that they help people instantaneously vet their dates and children's baseball coaches, then open records advocates (of which I'm one 99 percent of the time) need to rethink this issue. Mugshots are a tool that allow police and crime victims to identify and track suspects through the criminal justice system. Making them publicly available turns an investigative tool into a lifelong punishment.
What do you think?
Would you or have you previously used a website which lists mugshots? (Did it also list the conviction or accusation?) Did the website/the action make you feel squiggly inside?
Is this question relevant given current government access to and misuse of much information already?
Personal reputation and its social consequences.
Your privacy, forgiveness for old jaunts, right to know who you associate with, 'once mugshot-ed, always suspicious' or Do People Behave The Same Way In Any And All Situations? Voyeurism in the current Zeitgeist - is the habit of tracking celebrities' daily minutiae spilling into our everyday lives? etc etc