Biometrics — Developments and Potential

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    This article describes the use of biometric technology in forensic science, for the development of new methods and tools, improving the current forensic biometric applications, and allowing for the creation of new ones. The article begins with a definition and a summary of the development of this field. It then describes the data and automated biometric modalities of interest in forensic science and the forensic applications embedding biometric technology. On this basis, it describes the solutions and limitations of the current practice regarding the data, the technology, and the inference models. Finally, it proposes research orientations for the improvement of the current forensic biometric applications and suggests some ideas for the development of some new forensic biometric applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
    Place of PublicationChichester, UK
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-0-47006-158-9
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd


    • EWI-25089
    • SCS-Safety
    • Selection
    • individualization
    • IR-91880
    • Biometrics
    • Identification
    • Forensic Science
    • METIS-306036
    • identity fraud


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