Forensic speaker recognition: a need for caution
March 1, 2009
There has long been a desire to be able to identify a person on the basis of his or her voice. For many years, judges, lawyers, detectives, and law enforcement agencies have wanted to use forensic voice authentication to investigate a suspect or to confirm a judgment of guilt or innocence. Challenges, realities, and cautions regarding the use of speaker recognition applied to forensic-quality samples are presented.