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NCJ Number: 31658 Find in a Library
Title: VOICEPRINT IDENTIFICATION - THE CASE IN FAVOR OF ADMISSIBILITY
Journal: AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(FALL 1975)  Pages:171-200
Author(s): H F GREENE
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARGUMENTS ARE PRESENTED IN FAVOR OF THE ADMISSIBILITY OF VOICEPRINT IDENTIFICATION EVIDENCE: THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT SUCH EVIDENCE 'HAS REACHED THE NECESSARY STANDARD OF SCIENTIFIC ACCEPTANCE AND RELIABILITY.'
Abstract: THIS ARTICLE BRIEFLY EXPLORES EARLY COURT DECISIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF SPEECH SPECTROGRAMS TO IDENTIFY THE HUMAN VOICE AND IT EXAMINES THE EXHAUSTIVE STUDY CONDUCTED BY DR. OSCAR TOSI OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ESTABLISHING THE RELIABILITY OF THE VOICEPRINT TECHNIQUE. THERE IS A SUMMARY OF RECENT COURT DECISIONS AT BOTH THE TRIAL AND APPELLATE LEVELS THAT HAVE OVERWHELMINGLY SUSTAINED THE ADMISSIBILITY OF VOICEPRINT IDENTIFICATION. THE CRITICISMS OF VOICEPRINT IDENTIFICATION ARE EXAMINED AS WELL.
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Michigan; Michigan State University; Rules of evidence; Voice identification
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