Criminal ID

Criminal ID is one of the largest biometric markets. It includes criminal AFIS systems, the use of biometrics by police officers in the field, prison/courthouse applications, and counter fraud and terror initiatives. This section covers all the news and views in this sector…

Latest Headlines

Crossmatch announces updated software 19 July 2018

Crossmatch has launched DigitalPersona v3.0 Multifactor Authentication Software.


Scotland to launch study on police biometrics 13 July 2018

The Scottish Government wants to introduce additional safeguards to ensure the safe and proportionate use of fingerprints, DNA and facial recognition technology.


Face recognition CEO says tech not ready for policing 26 June 2018

Face recognition will be used to harm citizens if given to governments or police, writes Brian Brackeen, CEO of the face recognition and AI startup Kairos, in an op-ed published by TechCrunch.


Virginia to expand DNA, fingerprint databases 25 June 2018

A bill signed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam last week requires law enforcement agencies to include a photograph and fingerprints in reports to the state for anyone convicted of trespassing or disorderly conduct.

Features

EAB launches pan-European research consortium

A pan-European consortium that aims to foster links between the region’s academia, industry players and governments for better biometrics innovation was officially inaugurated in London yesterday.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.


Law Enforcement Applications of Forensic Face Recognition

This white paper looks at  recent experiences of deploying face forensic solutions at several large law enforcement jurisdictions.


The Importance of Using 1000 ppi in Law Enforcement

This excellent article highlights the benefits of capturing fingerprints at 1000 ppi rather than 500 ppi, especially for law enforcement agencies…


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