Meet Kimberley Miniea. She lives in Chicago and she’s been arrested for pandering. I had to search what pandering was – according to various American websites it is similar to pimping.
Kimberley is one of more than 200 images in a Chicago Tribune picture gallery which features a regular selection of people who have been arrested for offences. They are the mugshots from the local police stations.
One of the websites I work with, the Liverpool Echo site, has seen huge numbers of visitors to its online Caught on Camera campaign, which involves the publication of CCTV stills from crimes or mugshots of people wanted by the police.
The key difference between what the Echo does and what the Tribune is doing in America is that those people appearing in the Tribune’s picture gallery aren’t being actively sought by police. Likewise, they haven’t been convicted.