London, Oct 14 (IANS) Police in Britain will publish photographs of thousands of criminals as well as the details of their offences and sentences on a new website.
By entering a postcode and at the click of a mouse, people can see pictures of recently-convicted criminals along with a summary of their crimes and the punishment they received, The Sun reported.
Police minister Damian Green said it will help act as a deterrent to offenders.
"When someone breaks into your home or robs your local shop, you want to see them properly punished. Placing their pictures on our crime mapping site will ensure justice is seen to be done in the truest sense," he was quoted as saying.
The scheme will go live on the police.uk website within the next few months.
It will be an extension of "In The Dock", a pilot project launched last year by West Yorkshire Police.
Around 3.3 million people have logged on to the website in three months to find what offences have been committed in their area.