Making a case: Interviewing witnesses: E-fit: Bruce et al

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Year of study?
1988
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How do people recognise familiar faces?
Internal features (eyes, mouth, nose, brow)
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How do people recognise unfamiliar faces?
External features (head shape, hair, ears)
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The photo fits are created by people where the face is unfamiliar, but meant to be recognised by who?
People who know and are familiar with the face
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What percentage of E-fits give accurate recognition of suspects?
20%
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Why, according to Bruce et al, is facial recognition through E-fit so unsuccessful?
Because they are poor quality photofits due to lack of accuracy in key areas (internal features) that we generally use to identify faces familiar to us
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Sample?
30 staff and students from Stirling University paid £2 (15 males and 15 females aged 18-60)
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Procedure?
40 celebrities, 10 "target" celebrities group 1 given complete comosites, group 2 given only internal features, group 3 given only external features
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What type of allocation was used?
Random
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Conclusion?
people find it hard to recognise familiar faces from photofits since the internal features are not very well produced by those for whom the faces are unfamiliar
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