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Breathe, relax and remember: An investigation into how focused breathing can improve identification of EvoFIT facial composites

Citation
Martin A, Hancock PJB & Frowd CD (2017) Breathe, relax and remember: An investigation into how focused breathing can improve identification of EvoFIT facial composites In: 2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. 2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST), 6.9.2017 - 8.9.2017, Canterbury, pp. 79-84.

Abstract
Accurate identification of criminal suspects by witnesses is vital for police investigations. Methods such as Cognitive Interviewing techniques have been employed for this reason to enhance witness recall. In the current project, we demonstrate the benefit of including a focused breathing exercise during face construction using the EvoFIT recognition-based facial composite system. Twenty participants, half of whom received the focused breathing instruction, each constructed a facial composite of an unfamiliar face seen the previous day. A further 40 participants attempted to name the resulting composites. A significant increase was found in accurate identification of composites constructed by the focused breathing group.

Keywords
EvoFIT; focused breathing; interview; familiar and unfamiliar face recognition; witness; victim.

StatusPublished
AuthorsMartin Alexander, Hancock Peter J B, Frowd Charlie D
Publication date02/11/2017
Date of public distribution02/11/2017
Date accepted by journal25/08/2017
URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8090403/
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series 2472-7601
ISBN 978-1-5386-4019-7
eISBN 978-1-5386-4018-0
LanguageEnglish

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