Accuracy Variations in Human Facial Identification Based on Time of Exposure. Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Accuracy Variations in Human Facial Identification Based on Time of Exposure.

Creator

  • Author: Cowle, Kenneth M.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Fritsch, Eric J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Taylor, Robert W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Tobolowsky, Peggy M., 1952-
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2006-12
  • Digitized: 2008-04-22

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This study examined the relationship between time of exposure to the human face and accurate subsequent photo line-up identification. A volunteer group of 124 undergraduate students was divided into three approximately equal sized subgroups. The three groups were then exposed to a video or a portion of a video depicting a theft. Exposure times ranged from two minutes to 30 seconds. The subjects were then given a questionnaire and shown a photo line-up of the mock perpetrator and five foils. Subjects were asked to identify the perpetrator and mark that identification on the questionnaire. Results of the experiment indicated that the longer a subject was exposed the greater the possibility of an accurate identification.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Face perception.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Criminals -- Identification.
  • Keyword: eyewitness identification
  • Keyword: time
  • Keyword: confidence

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: unt
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Cowle, Kenneth M.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 137260722
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5415

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Academic Department: Department of Criminal Justice
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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