New methodology in facial composite construction: from theory to practice.

Gibson, Stuart J. and Solomon, Christopher J. and Maylin, Matthew I. S. and Clark, Clifford (2009) New methodology in facial composite construction: from theory to practice. International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2 (2). pp. 156-168. ISSN 1751-911X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESDF.2009.024900) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Existing commercial, computerised techniques for constructing facial composites generated from eyewitness memory are essentially electronic versions of the original, mechanical feature-based systems such as PhotoFIT and Identikit. The effectiveness of this feature-based approach is fundamentally limited by the witness's ability to recall and verbalise accurate descriptions of facial features from memory. Recent advances in facial composite methodology have led to software systems that do not rely on this process but instead exploit a cognitively less demanding process of recognition. We provide a technical overview of the EFIT-V system, currently being used by a number of police services in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: E-FIT; EFIT-V; facial composites; facial construction; holistic; facial recognition; UK; United Kingdom; facial reconstruction; facial appearance; facial features; criminal investigations; global facial characteristics; whole face characteristics; face images; witness recollection.
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Stuart Gibson
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 12:21 UTC
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35649 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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