Charlie D. Frowd
Catching more offenders with EvoFIT facial composites: Lab research and Police field trials.
Frowd, Charlie D.; Hancock, Peter J. B.; Bruce, Vicki; Skelton, Faye C.; Atherton, Chris; Nelson, Laura; McIntyre, Alex H.; Pitchford, Melanie; Atkins, Rebecca; Webster, Andrew; Pollard, John; Hunt, Beverley; Price, Emma; Morgan, Sandra; Greening, Roz; Stoika, Adrian; Dughila, Romeo; Maftei, Sergiu; Sendrea, Gabriel
Peter J. B. Hancock
Dr Faye Skelton F.Skelton@napier.ac.uk
Dr Alex McIntyre A.McIntyre@napier.ac.uk
Often, the only evidence of an offender’s identity comes from the memory of an eyewitness. For over 12 years, we have been developing software called EvoFIT to help eyewitnesses recover their memories of offenders’ faces, to assist police investigations. EvoFIT requires eyewitnesses to repeatedly select from arrays of faces, with ‘breeding’, to ‘evolve’ a face. Recently, police forces have been formally evaluating EvoFIT in criminal cases. The current paper describes four such police audits. It is reported that EvoFIT composites directly led to an arrest in 25.4% of cases overall; the arrest rate was 38.5% for forces that used a newer, less detailed face-recall interview. These results are similar to those found in the laboratory using simulated procedures. Here, we also evaluate the impact of interviewing techniques and outline further work that has improved system performance.
Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Bruce, V., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Nelson, L., …Sendrea, G. (2011). Catching more offenders with EvoFIT facial composites: Lab research and Police field trials. Global Journal of Human Social Science, 11(3), 34-46
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Jun 10, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 1, 2021|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Facial composite; witness; victim; EvoFIT; recognition; memory; interface; crime;|
Catching More Offenders With EvoFIT Facial Composites: Lab Research And Police Field Trials
Publisher Licence URL
Distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction inany medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
You might also like
Holistic face processing can inhibit recognition of forensic facial composites.
A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis
Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: Luminance versus geometric cues.
Applied Vision Association Christmas Meeting, Leuven, Belgium 19–20 December 2013
Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990)