Bruce, Vicki, Ness, Hayley, Hancock, Peter J B, Newman, C and Rarity, Jenny (2002) Four heads are better than one: combining face composites yields improvements in face likeness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87 (5). pp. 894-902. ISSN 00219010Full text not available from this repository.
Four participants constructed face composites, of familiar and unfamiliar targets, using Pro-Fit, with reference images present or from memory. The "mean" of all 4 composites, created by morphing (4-morph) was rated as a better likeness than individual composites on average and was as good as the best individual likeness. When participants attempted to identify targets from line-ups, 4-morphs again performed as well as the best individual composite. In a second experiment, participants familiar with target women attempted to identify composites, and the trend showed better recognition from multiple composites, whether combined or shown together. In a line-up task with unfamiliar participants, 4-morphs produced most correct choices and fewest false positives from target-absent or target-present arrays. These results have practical implications for the way evidence from different witnesses is used in police investigations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PRO-fit; face composites; 4-morph; line-ups; facial recognition;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives|
|Library of Congress Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||03 Apr 2008 11:07|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2012 14:30|
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