Mistaken identification is the leading cause of miscarriages of justice. In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation in the use of identification technologies in criminal justice and intelligence contexts. Many of the systems used by police and security agencies have never been adequately tested and their reliability is simply unknown.
The aim of this project is to develop a more principled and evidence-based approach to identification technologies in order to improve practice. Through innovative cross-disciplinary and collaborative methods the project will bring scientists and social scientists together with manufacturers and users to guide applications and develop more robust techniques and processes.