Forensic Voice Identification

Forensic Voice Identification

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Eleven years after the publication of his seminal book, "The Acoustics of Crime", Dr. Harry Hollien returns to share the benefit of over 40 years of experience in the field of forensic acoustics. "Forensic Voice Identification" fills the need for a new, comprehensive reference for professionals who work with recorded evidence, covering key areas such authentication of speech recordings, voice stress analysis, and speaker identification. This practical, hands-on guide covers the basic sciences behind voice identification, and outlines many applications unique to this forensic specialty. For instance, one chapter covers everything the reader needs to know about coordinating 'ear witness' lineups and another discusses the ins and outs of using professional consultants in an investigation.The field has advanced significantly in recent years, and Dr. Hollien has been at the forefront of research and the development of new techniques and technologies.
In this practical new book readers will learn how to use Hollien's own SAUSI (Semi-automatic Speaker Identification) system, learn about the latest high-tech machinery available for forensic voice identification, and gain a solid understanding of the classic methods and techniques on which they are based. This book includes practical hands-on guide which covers scientific principles, practical techniques and the latest technological advances for interpreting recorded evidence and identifying suspects. Readers will learn how to use Hollien's own SAUSI (Semi-automatic Speaker Identification) system.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 192 x 246 x 18mm | 762.03g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123526213
  • 9780123526212

About Harry Hollien

Author Harry Hollien has been at the forefront of research and development in the field of forensic acoustics and now shares the benefit of over 40 yearsof experience in this practical book. He shows readers how use the latest high-tech machinery for forensic voice identification and understand the methods and techniques on which they are based.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. History 3. Earwitness Lineups 4. Aural-Perceptual Approaches 5. Use of Professionals 6. Voiceprints 7. Machine Approaches 8. SAUSI (Semi-Automatic Speaker Identification System) 9. The Future
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"...there do not appear to be any comparable books, and the author is most highly qualified...This book will make fascinating and invaluable reading to anyone seeking to use or produce speaker identifications...THE book to read for anyone wishing an introduction to the most important current principles in this field...4 Stars!" - DIVINE (formerly DOODY'S) Here he (the author) has updated and much expanded his earlier material, reflecting both the increasing interest and technological advances in the field. - E-Streams Forensic Voice Indentification, fills a void by providing a comprehensive reference tool for the fascinating field of forensic acoustics. - E-Streams The author's style is refreshingly straightforward and relaxed, making this text accessible to even non-scientist reader. - E-Streams In conclusion we would like to say that this is an extremely valuable book for all those who are even remotely involved with the process of voice identification - be that a phonetician, a lawyer, a judge, a forensic scientist or member of the police department. This book has presented a highly comprehensive account of the development of voice identification and their present use and also given a brief description of the ways the future is going to be. - Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine
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