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Title: Interviewing Techniques for Darwinian Facial-Composite Systems
Authors: Frowd, Charlie D
Nelson, Laura
Skelton, Faye Collette
Noyce, Rosie
Atkins, Rebecca
Heard, Priscilla
Morgan, David
Fields, Stephen
Henry, Joanne
McIntyre, Alex H
Hancock, Peter J B
Contact Email: pjbh1@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: facial composite
holistic cognitive interview
evolve
witness
EvoFIT
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Frowd CD, Nelson L, Skelton FC, Noyce R, Atkins R, Heard P, Morgan D, Fields S, Henry J, McIntyre AH & Hancock PJB (2012) Interviewing Techniques for Darwinian Facial-Composite Systems, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26 (4), pp. 576-584.
Abstract: Eyewitnesses are often asked to describe the appearance of an offender’s face, normally as part of a cognitive interview (CI), and then to construct a facial composite of it by selecting hair, eyes, nose, etc. Recent research indicates that facial composites of this type are rendered much-more identifiable when constructors focus on global character (holistic) judgements of the face after having recalled it in detail. Here, we investigated whether components of this so-called 'holistic' CI (H-CI) were applicable to newer 'evolving' (Darwinian) methods of face construction. We found that the face description component of the interview promoted better-quality composites than the holistic component, but the most-identifiable composites emerged when both components were used together in the same interview as an H-CI. Composites were also more identifiable following description of all features of the face than an alternative involving description of hair. Implications are discussed for real-world face-construction using evolving systems.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3585
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.2829
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Affiliation: University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire
University of Stirling
University of Central Lancashire
University of the West of England
University of the West of England
HM Prison Peterhead
University of Stirling
Psychology
Psychology

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