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NCJ Number: 200803 Find in a Library
Title: Having Their Say: Voice Prints Keep Offenders Locked up at Home
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:June 2003  Pages:126-128
Author(s): Ronnie Garrett
Editor(s): Ronnie Garrett
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the Far Voice House Arrest System used by the Inhouse Correction Service of Milwaukee, WI, to monitor offenders under court-ordered house arrest.
Abstract: Far Voice’s voice recognition home incarceration system was selected by the Inhouse Correction Service of Milwaukee, WI, to monitor offenders for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The system was selected for reasons, such as system accuracy and its reasonable cost. The Far Voice House Arrest System uses voice printing for verification of the offender’s location while under court-ordered house arrest. Once the offender’s voice print is enrolled, the system randomly calls to ensure offenders are where they should be. The system is housed within a specially made industrial strength computer designed for voice recognition applications. The speech recognition solution comes from Nuance. The Far Voice implementation combines voice printing with automatic speech recognition (ASR) to reduce or eliminate its vulnerability to the use of recorded passwords. The system automatically deletes recordings after a predetermined timeframe. Voice recognition has come a long way in both accuracy and cost with the accuracy rising and the cost lowering.
Main Term(s): Voice identification
Index Term(s): Evidence identification; House arrest; Intensive supervision programs; Offender supervision; Offender tracking systems; Probation management; Voice communications
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