Face Recognition in Forensic Science | SpringerLink
Jump to content. The Facial Identification Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the image-based comparisons of human facial features. The Forensic Science Standards Board FSSB has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Facial Recognition Systems Guidelines. Facial Recognition System Methods and Techniques. Facial Recognition Systems Metadata Usage.
The use of facial recognition in the field of forensic science presents a challenging set of issues. Forensic science is the use of scientific principles and methods to answer questions of interest to a legal system. Forensic science differs from the field of security; in security applications the goal is to prevent incidents from occurring, while in forensic cases typically an incident has already occurred. Unlike security or portal scenarios where the administrators have control over the scene and the setup of cameras, in forensics the evidence and surveillance generated is completely uncontrolled by the user of the facial recognition system. Unconstrained lighting conditions, face orientation, and other factors all make the deployment of face recognition systems for surveillance a difficult task .
The INTERPOL Face Recognition System is an automated biometric software application capable of uniquely identifying or verifying a person by comparing and analysing patterns based on their facial features and contours. This is a relatively new biometric which is being introduced by police and other agencies around the world. As this is still in its infancy in most countries, standards and best practices are still in the process of being created, and INTERPOL is contributing to this. Our application became operational in November and made more than 60 potential matches in