booking
book·ing n: a procedure at a jail or police station following an arrest in which information about the arrest (as the time, the name of the arrested person, and the crime for which the arrest was made) is entered in the police register
◇ The arrested person is usu. photographed and fingerprinted at the time of the booking.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

booking
index registration, reservation (engagement)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


booking
A quaint phrase that refers to the recording of an arrested person's name, age, address, and reason for arrest when that person is brought to jail and placed behind bars. Nowadays, the book is likely to be a computer. Usually, a mug shot and fingerprints are taken, and the arrestee's clothing and personal effects are inventoried and stored.
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


booking
The procedure by which law enforcement officials record facts about the arrest of and charges against a suspect such as the crime for which the arrest was made, together with information concerning the identification of the suspect and other pertinent facts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


booking
I
The procedure by which law enforcement officials record facts about the arrest of and charges against a suspect such as the crime for which the arrest was made, together with information concerning the identification of the suspect and other pertinent facts.
II The process of photographing, fingerprinting, and recording identifying data of a suspect. This process follows the arrest.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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