Enjoy listening to a short talk from our guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around that topic
We’ll be joined by Dr Emma Portch from the Faculty of Science & Technology on Tuesday 1 October from 7:30pm until 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) No need to register, make sure you get there early though as seats fill up fast!
The changing face of crime: how can we improve the recognisability of facial composites?
Facial composites are computerised visual likenesses, constructed by witnesses and victims of crime, and released via the media in the hope that someone will recognise the constructed individual. While some composites are fairly accurate reconstructions that generate important investigative leads, others appear comical and may detract from the seriousness of the offence (who remembers the Cheshire Cat Burglar?). Join us to explore how psychologists can work with the police to improve the quality of composite images, have a go at recognising ‘celebrity’ composites and test your ability to generate accurate facial descriptions.
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