Victim's eyes could be the new crime fighting tool
December 30 , 2013
Considering that humans are exceptionally good at identifying faces, police could use it to solve crimes in the future.
Researchers asked 32 participants to identify the reflections of people in the pupils of the subjects. People in the reflections were usually photographers or those standing next to them and participants identified familiar reflections about 84 percent of the time, which is quite impressive given that reflections in pupils are less than 0.5 percent of the person's face.
"The pupil of the eye is like a black mirror," a researcher explained. "For crimes in which the victims are photographed (for instance, hostage taking), reflections in the eyes of the photographic subject could help to identify perpetrators.