DScentTrail: A New Way of Viewing Deception

  • S.J. Dixon
  • M.B. Dixon
  • J. Elliott
  • E. Guest
  • D. J. Mullier
Conference paper

Abstract

The DScentTrail System has been created to support and demonstrate research theories in the joint disciplines of computational inference, forensic psychology and expert decision-making in the area of counter-terrorism. DScentTrail is a decision support system, incorporating artificial intelligence, and is intended to be used by investigators. The investigator is presented with a visual representation of a suspect‟s behaviour over time, allowing them to present multiple challenges from which they may prove the suspect guilty outright or receive cognitive or emotional clues of deception. There are links into a neural network, which attempts to identify deceptive behaviour of individuals; the results are fed back into DScentTrail hence giving further enrichment to the information available to the investigator.

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Acknowledgements

The DScent project was funded by the EPSRC, grant number: EP/F014112/1 Project partners included Lancaster University, University of Nottingham, University of St. Andrews and University of Leicester.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.J. Dixon
    • 1
  • M.B. Dixon
    • 1
  • J. Elliott
    • 1
  • E. Guest
    • 1
  • D. J. Mullier
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityLeedsUK

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