Facial Composite Production by Eyewitnesses

  title={Facial Composite Production by Eyewitnesses},
  author={Gary L Wells and Lisa Elizabeth Hasel},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={10 - 6}
  • G. Wells, L. Hasel
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
The creation of facial images by eyewitnesses using composite-production systems can be important for the investigation of crimes when the identity of the perpetrator is at issue. Despite technological advances, research indicates that composite-production systems produce poor likenesses of intended faces, even familiar faces. Furthermore, producing a composite appears to harm later recognition performance. Although morphing composites from multiple witnesses helps, likeness is still limited… Expand

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