The Effect of Image Quality and Forensic Expertise in Facial Image Comparisons

Images of perpetrators in surveillance video footage are often used as evidence in court. In this study, identification accuracy was compared for forensic experts and untrained persons in facial image comparisons as well as the impact of image quality.

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FIC test 2013

This report briefly describes the work related to the creation of the 2013 Facial Image Comparison proficiency test, the answers provided by the participants and a brief evaluation of these answers and a short discussion on the future of these tests.
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The role of Statistics in Forensic case work

Statistical methodology plays an important role within large parts of forensic science. This role is crucial particularly for the interpretation and evaluation of forensic findings. However, forensic science – like many other investigative sciences – comprises sampling from large batches of material and planning and analysis of quality studies, for which statistical methods are central.

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Evaluation at the crime scene

The role of a crime scene investigator is to make professional judgments about what really happened when the crime was committed.  This process comprises formulation of several hypotheses, which in turn define the strategy for recovering traces for further inspection. This paper is about the evaluation of observations against such hypotheses and the use of evaluative expressions in conclusions.

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National centre for genetic identification of plants and animals

In late January chief intendant Jan-Olov Westerberg, at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, officially opened a new centre for genetic identification; ”Centrum för Genetisk Identifiering”.

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Synergy effects between DNA polymerases

Synergy effects between DNA polymerases improve forensic DNA analysis Blending complementary inhibitor tolerant DNA polymerases can improve resistance to PCR inhibitors.

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