In the last open cell on the first floor cell corridor you can find the exhibit Disciplinary Images. It is an exhibit about criminal photographs and albums. The Museum of Justice has around 10 000 criminal photographs in its collection, most of which have been made available on Digital Museum.
Norwegian police began photographing criminals in 1864. In the beginning they only did so with the most notorious or dangerous criminals, but already in 1866 we can see a more systematic approach with prisoners and those arrested in Christiania (Oslo).
There is one crime that is most commonly found in the albums – theft. The most common type of criminal was a poor man from the working class sentenced to a few months in prison for smaller thefts, often for the third, fourth or fifth time. In the 19th century the criminal age of responsibility was 10 years. The albums therefore have many young offenders.