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Law's Looking Glass: Expert Identification Evidence Derived from Photographic and Video Images

Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2009

47 Pages Posted: 22 May 2009  

Gary Edmond

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Katherine Biber

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Richard I. Kemp

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Glenn Porter

Independent

Date Written: March 1, 2009

Abstract

This article offers a critical overview of expert identification evidence based on images. It reviews the Australian case law and then, in an interdisciplinary manner, endeavours to explain methodological, technical and theoretical problems with facial mapping evidence. It suggests that extant admissibility jurisprudence and traditional safeguards associated with expert opinion evidence and the adversarial trial might not adequately protect those accused of committing criminal acts when they are confronted with incriminating expert identification evidence.

Keywords: evidence, identification, expert opinion, facial mapping, photographs, CCTV

Suggested Citation

Edmond, Gary and Biber, Katherine and Kemp, Richard I. and Porter, Glenn, Law's Looking Glass: Expert Identification Evidence Derived from Photographic and Video Images (March 1, 2009). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1408354

Gary Edmond

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Katherine Biber (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Richard Kemp

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Glenn Porter

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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