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NCJ Number: 222220 Find in a Library
Title: Facial Fiction Becoming Fact: Facial Recognition Technologies Continue to Improve in Performance
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:60,62,64,67
Author(s): Andrew Langerman
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines facial recognition technologies.
Abstract: This article suggests that facial recognition is the next frontier for law enforcement, and is at a point where the technology works robustly and is a valuable tool for officers in the field. Today, facial recognition technology can assist officers with identifying suspects as well as finding missing persons. Experts believe that facial recognition technology must become a mainstay of biometrics and law enforcement. Facial recognition can be especially helpful for AmberView, which adds functionality to Amber Alerts. Images of missing children can be delivered to a database, accessed by facial recognition programs and sent to officers in the field. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest testing results reported a positive change within the technology, declaring that its performance has improved greatly over the last 4 years. Additionally, NIST compared the performance of the technology for 2D images to 3D images and found the result comparable. Several brand products are discussed, including the pros and cons of functionality.
Main Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Camera technology; Investigative techniques; Police equipment; Testing and measurement
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