An anatomical and photographic technique for forensic facial identification

Porter, Glenn, and Doran, Greg (2000) An anatomical and photographic technique for forensic facial identification. Forensic Science International, 114 (2). pp. 97-105.

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Abstract

The increase in the use of photographs on individual identification credentials such as driving licences, credit cards, security passes and passports has led, for the purpose of criminal activities, to the falsification of genuine documents bearing photographs of the perpetrating criminal. These photographs may be used as valuable physical evidence when compared with known photographs of a suspect as they form somewhat of a signature of the suspect that is left behind on the evidence. The comparison of ID photographs requires the cooperation of two predominantly visual disciplines; forensic photography and morphological anatomy. This paper describes a photographic technique which allows accurate anatomical measurement and tracing of facial features, which allows direct physical comparison of ID document images.

Item ID: 34054
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-6283
Keywords: anatomy; photography; facial identification
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 06:07
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190503 Lens-based Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication @ 100%
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