How reliable are audio forensic procedures in the legal system? A student recently asked me that and asked about some of the ins and outs of a career in audio forensics. The student’s specific questions are below and are followed by my answers.
1. How often …Read More
Today, more than any other time in the history of the United States and the world, we find our court systems full of digital audio files in the form of evidence. As an audio forensic expert, I have testified in many cases in the United …Read More
As an audio forensic expert who conducts voice identification, I receive calls from people around the world asking about voice identification. The American Board of Recorded Evidence provides voice identification standards that help me determine if I can identify a piece of audio evidence.
Some of …Read More
Recently I was asked to listen to 23 phone intercept recordings and determine if any of the voices in these conversations were repetitive. As an audio forensic expert, when I conduct a voice identification test, I have to have an exemplar or voice sample of …Read More
An audio exemplar is an audio recording that is created by the audio forensic expert and will be used as a comparison to the evidence for the purpose of identification. Unlike the original evidence, the exemplar is created in a controlled environment. If the original …Read More
Audio authentication and voice identification requires that a forensic expert examine three critical aspects of an audio recording before beginning any forensic process. Whether it be analogue or digital audio recording, an audio forensic expert should inspect the consistent characteristics of the sound wave formations; …Read More
Audio forensic experts have more voice identification cases today than ever before. Legal cases have more audio evidence than ever before and voice identification has become a critical component to many legal proceedings. Voice mail, confidential informant recordings, call verification centers, 911 and other digital …Read More
Yep It’s Him, Thomas Pynchon
By Steven Kurutz
Last Tuesday, long-suffering fans of the reclusive writer Thomas Pynchon received a double gift. Pynchon?s latest book, ?Inherent Vice,? a stoned-out detective story set in early-?70s L.A., was released by Penguin Press (read the Journal?s review). And to promote …Read More