On the psychophysics of matching latents to ten-print patents

Tangen, J. M. and Vokey, J. R. (2009). On the psychophysics of matching latents to ten-print patents. In: Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences. 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (53-53). 17-19 April 2009.

Author Tangen, J. M.
Vokey, J. R.
Title of paper On the psychophysics of matching latents to ten-print patents
Conference name 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 17-19 April 2009
Proceedings title Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Australian Psychological Society
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Published abstract
ISBN 9780909881405
Start page 53
End page 53
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary For over a century, the matching of images of fingerprints has been used for forensic identification. Despite the extensive forensic history of claimed matches of latent (crime-scene recovered) prints to tenprint standards (full-rolled prints), there have been no published, peer-reviewed studies directly examining the extent to which people can do the task. We report just such an experiment with naive undergraduates using digital scans of real, crime-scene latent prints, and patent prints taken from official, ten-print cards of suspects. The results demonstrate that people can match such crime-scene latent prints quite well to the prints of their corresponding full-rolled ten-print cards, and that matching accuracy varies as a function of source finger type.
Subjects 380102 Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 14:57:14 EST by Dr Jason Tangen on behalf of School of Psychology