Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Forensic evaluation of witnesses' performance in creation, identification and recognition of offenders' facial composites, created with two holistic and one feature based software; the question of their confidence and accuracy under different experimental conditions
Author: Lech, Agnieszka Maria
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2012
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This thesis compares identifications based on composites created in featurebased and holistic systems. Three different systems were used: EFIT is feature-based software and two recently developed programs with a holistic approach to facial composites creations EFITV and EvoFIT. EFITV and EvoFIT are newly developed systems which are based on evolutionary search algorithms and are expected to provide more accwate facial composites. The work presented in this thesis is predominantly concerned with various methodologies used to examine accuracy of facial composites created under different experimental conditions. Conducted experiments consist of two phases - creation of stimuli and identification phase, where participants need to recognise given composites. A detailed description of each experimental design is provided together with different experimental techniques used to create facial stimuli.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available