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A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis

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Frowd, C. D., Lampinen, J. M., Erickson, W. B., Skelton, F. C., McIntyre, A. H., & Hancock, P. J. B. (2015)
A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17, 319-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0025
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of seven variables that emerge from forensic research on facial-composite construction and naming using contempora...

Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features.

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Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Hepton, G., Holden, L., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012)
Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 224-238. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027393
Recognition memory for unfamiliar faces is facilitated when contextual cues (e.g. head pose, background environment, hair and clothing) are consistent between study and test. ...

Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems.

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Frowd, C. D., Nelson, L., Skelton, F. C., Noyce, R., Atkins, R., Heard, P., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012)
Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 576-584. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.2829
Eyewitnesses are often asked to describe the appearance of an offender’s face, normally as part of a cognitive interview (CI), and then to construct a facial composite of it b...

Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990)

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Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., Bahník, Š., Birch, S., Birt, A. R., …Zwaan, R. A. (2014)
Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 556-578. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691614545653
Trying to remember something now typically improves your ability to remember it later. However, after watching a video of a simulated bank robbery, participants who verbally d...

Catching More Offenders with EvoFIT Facial Composites: Lab Research and Police Field Trials

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Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Bruce, V., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Nelson, L., …Sendrea, G. (2011)
Catching More Offenders with EvoFIT Facial Composites: Lab Research and Police Field Trials. Global Journal of Human-Social Science, 11(3),
Often, the only evidence of an offender’s identity comes from the memory of an eyewitness. For over 12 years, we have been developing software called EvoFIT to help eyewitness...

The psychology of face construction: Giving evolution a helping hand

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Frowd, C. D., Pitchford, M., Bruce, V., Jackson, S., Hepton, G., Greenall, M., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2011)
The psychology of face construction: Giving evolution a helping hand. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.1662
Face construction by selecting individual facial features rarely produces recognisable images. We have been developing a system called EvoFIT that works by the repeated select...

Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children

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Frowd, C. D., Bruce, V., Chang, H. Y., Plenderleith, Y., McIntyre, A. H., & Hancock, P. J. (2008)
Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children. Journal of multimedia, 3(1), doi:10.4304/jmm.3.1.28-35
We have developed a novel software program called ‘Predict Your Child’ that, given photographs of potential parent faces, generates plausible looking children. The parent phot...

The relative importance of external and internal features of facial composites

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Frowd, C., Bruce, V., McIntyre, A., & Hancock, P. (2007)
The relative importance of external and internal features of facial composites. British Journal of Psychology, 98(1), 61-77. doi:10.1348/000712606x104481
Three experiments are reported that compare the quality of external with internal regions within a set of facial composites using two matching-type tasks. Composites are const...

Implementing Holistic Dimensions for a Facial Composite System

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Frowd, C. D., Bruce, V., McIntyre, A. H., Ross, D., Fields, S., Plenderleith, Y., & Hancock, P. J. (2006)
Implementing Holistic Dimensions for a Facial Composite System. Journal of multimedia, 1(3), doi:10.4304/jmm.1.3.42-51
Facial composites are pictures of human faces. These are normally constructed by victims and witnesses of crime who describe a suspect’s face and then select individual facial...

Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory.

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Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Hepton, G., Holden, L., Minahil, S., Pitchford, M., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2013)
Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory. Science & Justice, 53, 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2012.12.004
Research has indicated that traditional methods for accessing facial memories usually yield unidentifiable images. Recent research, however, has made important improvements i...