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Forensic Face Matching: Research and Practice

Markus Bindemann


Person identification at passport control, at borders, in police investigations, and in criminal trials relies critically on the identity verification of people via image-to-image or person-to-image comparison. While this task is known as ‘facial image comparison’ in forensic settings, it has been studied as ‘unfamiliar face matching’ in cognitive science. This book brings together expertise from practitioners, and academics in psychology and law, to draw together what is currently known about these tasks. It explains the problem of identity impostors and how within-person variability and betw ... More

Keywords: Person identification, unfamiliar face matching, facial image comparison, facial examiners, individual differences, forensic science, cognitive psychology, police investigation, passport control, automatic face recognition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus Bindemann, editor
Cognitive Psychologist, University of Kent, England

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