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NCJ Number: 211744 Find in a Library
Title: I've Seen Your Face Before!
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a computer software program that creates three-dimensional mug shots.
Abstract: Dr. Arsev Eraslan, the chief scientist at the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization (OLETC), believed that he could improve upon the two-dimensional mug shots that were used by law enforcement agencies. Using off-the-shelf technology from the aerospace industry and a database of 2,000 scanned faces from the U.S. Air Force, Erslan developed a unique computer program with the capability to create a three-dimensional face. The article describes how the program works and notes that it does not require expensive equipment; it is designed to run on a personal computer equipped with a 200 MHz Pentium, processor. The program comes with an automatic composite builder to allow investigators to quickly create the three-dimensional mug shot while the victim describes the suspect. Contact information is provided.
Main Term(s): Computer software; Mug shots
Index Term(s): Face composite kits; Science and Technology
Note: From TechBeat, Spring 1998; downloaded October 21, 2005.
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