Investigations of print discrimination

Vokey, John and Tangen, Jason (2010). Investigations of print discrimination. In: AP-LS 2010: American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 18-20 March 2010.

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Author Vokey, John
Tangen, Jason
Title of paper Investigations of print discrimination
Conference name AP-LS 2010: American Psychology-Law Society Conference
Conference location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conference dates 18-20 March 2010
Convener The American Psychology-Law Society
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Oral presentation
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
We report a series of experiments on the identification of fingerprints by naive participants, using both laboratory-generated patent prints, and real, crime-scene latent prints. Using both conventional (hit, misidentification, and false-positive rates) and signal detection measures of performance, we show that naive participants perform at levels well beyond chance in these tasks. The influences of fingertype, intra- and inter-print similarity, and print area on performance are reported, as is the extension of these techniques to the identification of shoe-print patents.
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Additional Notes Presented during Session 065: "Forensic Science in the Courts: The National Academy of Science Report and Beyond".

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Created: Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 12:49:17 EST by Dr Jason Tangen on behalf of School of Psychology