Forensic facial mapping services use technology such as photogrammetry, morphological analysis and superimposition to examine various sources of digital imagery enabling the forensic specialist to identify and compare facial features. Scars, unique characteristics along with other anatomical and physiological aspects can be identified in the facial mapping process. CCTV footage and video monitoring surveillance is common in today’s society and can provide crucial information when gathering evidence for identifying a perpetrator which can either eliminate or incriminate a suspect.
Anatomy photography is used to document and preserve evidence. These photographs can be used as valuable physical evidence when compared with known photographs of suspects for example. This photographic technique allows accurate anatomical measurements showing facial, skeletal or other physical features.
Video enhancement creates reliable and detailed images leading to facial identification. Sections of the face are used to form the facial map which when analysed along with accurate time lines and dates can lead to convictions.
Facial mapping is a highly specialised skill that requires time and accuracy to achieve successful results.