facial profiling

Main Entry:  facial profiling
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the practice of photographing or scanning a human face to allow future identification based on unique facial characteristics
Example:  They are hoping facial profiling can be used for identifying criminals.
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facial profiling

noun
identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces; "facial profiling is a new form of airport security" 
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