'Spoken Portrait' - Head Description

6 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2019

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Lucia Cerasela Balan

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Public Administration

Date Written: August 20, 2019


The description of the signs referred to in the Specialty literature and the ”Spoken Portrait” Method, has the characteristics of the body in its entirety, the emphasis being placed on the anatomic features of the face, being covered in the description of the volume, shape, position and color of the observed parts, each element being appreciated in the report with other anatomical elements that make up the described ensemble. Descriptions differ depending on who performs them. In some cases, the description of an individual by the eyewitness may be incomplete or even erroneous because of objective or subjective circumstances that prevent good perception. As a person can be distinguished from another, in a Forensic Sciences and yet identified way, it is necessary to describe his anatomical characteristics according to scientific methods, using appropriate terminology and precise criteria for dimensioning. In this sense, the identification is carried out by means of specialized methods and techniques in the framework of criminal prosecution activities, carried out according to tactical rules specific to the hearing of the witnesses or victims of the offense.

Keywords: color, figure, forensic identification, signs, spoken portrait

Suggested Citation

Balan, Lucia Cerasela, 'Spoken Portrait' - Head Description (August 20, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 14th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3459686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3459686

Lucia Cerasela Balan (Contact Author)

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Public Administration ( email )

9, Universitatii Streed
Suceava, Suceava 720225

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