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Factors limiting face matching at passport control and in police investigations

Fysh, Matthew C. (2021) Factors limiting face matching at passport control and in police investigations. In: Bindemann, Markus, ed. Forensic face matching: Research and practice. Oxford University Press, pp. 15-37. ISBN 978-0-19-883774-9. (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198837749.003.0002) (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) (KAR id:91115)

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Abstract

Face matching entails a comparison between two faces that are unfamiliar to an observer, who must then decide whether these depict the same person or different people. Despite the ubiquity of face matching in practical settings, such as passport control and police investigations, laboratory research has established that this task is highly error-prone, and that many of these errors derive from visual characteristics of to-be-compared face stimuli. Such characteristics include factors such as image quality, lighting, and natural changes in personal appearance, which influence the visual correspondence between face stimuli. In this chapter, factors that are likely to limit face-matching accuracy in real-world settings are reviewed, with the aim of providing insight into how these influence the accuracy of this process and how subsequent errors may be mitigated.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oso/9780198837749.003.0002
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Matthew Fysh
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 10:17 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 15:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91115 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fysh, Matthew C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3812-3749
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