EvoFIT Cloud Training

The following materials are available to download for EvoFIT use only. Included are instructional videos, to be used as part of practitioner training, and materials to support composite face construction with witnesses and victims of crime. It is recommended that users watch these training videos in the order listed below. Training materials are also provided as a series of PDF documents to download for further reference.

The first set of videos cover the management system used to initiate and store composites, and then (under the following section for forensic practitioners) describe in detail forensic face construction (for face-to-face interviewing and witness-use-at-home composite construction).

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Management System

These chapters describe the online system for practitioner to initiate, manipulate and search EvoFIT composites. It also includes details about system access, composite usage tokens and account management.

Instructional videos for forensic practitioners

EvoFIT face construction (Stage 2)

These videos form a set of ordered chapters that describe the online system from start to finish. First, we provide an overview of the function of buttons and menu items (see A. EvoFIT system layout), and set up of the page size (see B. How to set the page Zoom). Then, the recommended operational procedure is detailed.

Chapters in this section include good practice, including the parts of a face a witness should focus on, where on an image a practitioner should click, the speed at which sliders should be moved, when hair should be added, when ears should be considered for adjustment, etc.

(Note that guidance on what to say to witnesses during face construction is provided in a separate section called Using EvoFIT with witnesses (Stage 2) below).

Using EvoFIT with witnesses (Stage 2)

These chapters provide advice on the use of EvoFIT from start up to session close. They include suggestion about what to say to witnesses. We also provide advise about witness needs and use of computer equipment for a facial-composite interview.

Additional videos

  • 1

    This video shows how to recover (recall) a session should your computer crash during face construction. You can recover any session started on a computer that has not been closed.
    Session recovery

Written training materials

The following documents in PDF format are intended for practitioners who prefer to have access to training materials in a written format. Each document contains a chapter that can be downloaded for reference and, if required, printed. Practitioners are also invited to download sections from the Supporting materials listed below:

Supporting materials

  • 1

    This form can be used to record face recall. Use one printed sheet for each witness. See instructional videos for more information
    Verbal description sheet

  • 2

    This presentation provides background information on the self-administered procedure for witnesses to construct the face using EvoFIT. It should be useful for police staff who intend to be present when a witness constructs an EvoFIT composite him or herself.
    Briefing on iWitness

  • 3

    This reference chapter provides background information to facial-composite systems and associated techniques.
    Review of facial-composite systems

Constructing composites using the standalone (non-internet) EvoFIT system

This training course is designed for practitioners who have familiarity with EvoFIT, such as having constructed composites online (using a web browser) using the practitioner (face-to-face) and / or iWitness (self-administered) systems. The course reviews each stage in the process of constructing a composite for the EvoFIT system installed on a Windows PC or laptop. The final part on Additional system functions provides further training information.

For information on conducting a suitable cognitive interview using the standalone (non-internet) EvoFIT system, please refer to Instructional videos for forensic practitioners above for training on Welcome: Overview of process (Prep., Stage 1 and Stage 2) and Initial witness interactions (Prep. and Stage 1).

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