Date of publication: Tue, 01/10/2013
Profiling is not a new phenomenon but its character has been changing in the last
decades. Many (if not most) of concerns that become evident these days have been anticipated since the invention of the computer, but recent technical developments have built the technical ground for the realization of automatic profiling.
Date of publication: Mon, 01/12/2008
Scrutiny at the Canadian border to heighten security and simultaneously reduce type one
(false positives) and type two (false negatives) errors utilize substantial resources as well as imposing opportunity costs on Canada in terms of time and trade diversion. One maligned strategy to minimize these costs at the border has been group or racial profiling. This essay develops a pedigree system for Canadian border security which simultaneously reduces both type I and II errors while avoiding the more egregious costs inherent in racial or group profiling.
Date of publication: Sun, 30/04/2017
We tested whether eye color influences perception of trustworthiness. Facial photographs of 40 female and 40 male students were rated for perceived trustworthiness. Eye color had a significant effect, the brown-eyed faces being perceived as more trustworthy than the blue-eyed ones. Geometric morphometrics, however, revealed significant correlations between eye color and face shape. Thus, face shape likewise had a significant effect on perceived trustworthiness but only for male faces, the effect for female faces not being significant.