MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification

Beth Robertson

This research project involves creating composites (a graphical representation of an eyewitness' memory of a face) using a traditional composite feature system. The aim of the study is to create these facial images by drawing on existing memories of a familiar face, to help construct an unfamiliar one. As memories can fade rapidly, particularly following trauma, composite artists need to find effective ways of trying to retrieve this information from witnesses in order to create the most accurate representation of the criminal. Testing out new strategies to assist witnesses in recalling faces will inevitably support more effective and efficient identification practices.

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