Introduction to forensic voice comparison

Morrison, Geoffrey Stewart and Enzinger, Ewald (2019). Introduction to forensic voice comparison. IN: The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics. Katz, William F and Assmann, Peter F (eds) Routledge.


This chapter provides a brief introduction to forensic voice comparison. It describes different approaches that have been used to extract information from voice recordings: auditory, spectrographic, acoustic-phonetic, and automatic approaches. It also describes different frameworks that have been used to draw inferences from such information: likelihood-ratio, posterior-probability, identification/exclusion/inconclusive, and the UK framework. In addition, the chapter describes empirical validation of forensic voice comparison systems and briefly discusses legal admissibility.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Languages & Social Sciences
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics on 28 March 2019, available online:
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Published Date: 2019-03-28
Authors: Morrison, Geoffrey Stewart ( 0000-0001-8608-8207)
Enzinger, Ewald



Version: Accepted Version

Access Restriction: Restricted to Repository staff only until 28 September 2020.

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