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NCJ Number: NCJ 181955     Find in a Library
Title: Algorithmic Image Matching (AIM): Project Analysis for Santa Ana Police Department
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Santa Ana Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: The Santa Ana, California, Police Department (SAPD) has implemented an electronic mug imaging system known as MugMatch; developed by Pacer Infotec, the MugMatch system exceeds the capabilities of current mug imaging systems.
Abstract: The objective of MugMatch is to assist law enforcement with suspect image booking, witness identification of suspects, and investigative work. The system efficiently enables forensic investigators to maintain a central repository of color images, physical descriptions, personal identification information, and arrest information. Using this information, it is possible to search and identify unknown suspects with MugMatch's robust textual query feature, coupled with its high-technology face- recognition engine. The MugMatch system contains four basic components: (1) Capture station enters suspect information and captures mug images; (2) Retrieval station searches the MugMatch database by specifying various descriptive characteristics of a suspect and examining the results; (3) Update station enables information to be modified; and (4) Administrative station performs administrative duties. The environment in which the MugMatch system has been implemented in the SAPD is described. System evaluation findings indicate that MugMatch is a useful tool for suspect identification. 5 tables and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems ; Municipal police ; Suspect identification ; Science and Technology ; Criminal investigation ; Mug shots ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Computer aided investigations ; Databases ; NIJ grant-related documents ; California
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 97-IJ-CX-K011
Sale Source: Santa Ana Police Dept
24 Civic Ctr Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92704
United States of America

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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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