Evaluation of AFIS-Ranked latent fingerprint matched templates

Ram P. Krish, Julian Fierrez, Daniel Ramos, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, Ruifang Wang

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    The methodology currently practiced in latent print examination (known as ACE-V) yields only a decision as result, namely individualization, exclusion or inconclusive. From such a decision, it is not possible to express the strength of opinion of a forensic examiner quantitatively with a scientific basis to the criminal justice system. In this paper, we propose a framework to generate a score from the matched template generated by the forensic examiner. Such a score can be viewed as a measure of confidence of a forensic examiner quantitatively, which in turn can be used in statistics-based evidence evaluation framework, for e.g, likelihood ratio. Together with the description and evaluation of new realistic forensic case driven score computation, we also exploit the developed experimental framework to understand more about matched templates in forensic fingerprint databases.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the sixth Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT 2013)
    EditorsReinhard Klette, Mariano Rivera, Shin'ichi Satoh
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-53841-4
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2013
    Event6th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology 2013 - Guanajuato, Mexico
    Duration: 28 Oct 20131 Nov 2013
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference6th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology 2013
    Abbreviated titlePSIVT 2013
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    • SCS-Safety
    • latent fingerprint
    • criminology
    • quantification of evidence
    • METIS-302889
    • Likelihood Ratio
    • IR-89714
    • ACE-V methodology
    • Forensics
    • EWI-24590

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