Forensic Speaker Recognition

Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism

  • Amy Neustein
  • Hemant A. Patil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Forensic Case Work

  3. Speech Signal Degradation: Managing Problematic Conditions Affecting Probative Speech Samples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. John H. L. Hansen, Abhijeet Sangwan, Wooil Kim
      Pages 103-123
    3. Hemant A. Patil, Aaron E. Cohen, Keshab K. Parhi
      Pages 125-151
    4. Raghunath S. Holambe, Mangesh S. Deshpande
      Pages 153-182
    5. Shashidhar G. Koolagudi, K. Sreenivasa Rao, Ramu Reddy, Vuppala Anil Kumar, Saswat Chakrabarti
      Pages 183-204
    6. Jiju P. V., C. P. Singh, R. M. Sharma
      Pages 205-251
  4. Methods and Strategies: Analyzing Features of Speaker Recognition to Optimize Voice Verification System Performance in Legal Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Kanae Amino, Takashi Osanai, Toshiaki Kamada, Hisanori Makinae, Takayuki Arai
      Pages 275-308
    3. T. V. Ananthapadmanabha
      Pages 309-363
  5. Applications to Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 414-414

About this book


Forensic Speaker Recognition: Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism is an anthology of the research findings of 35 speaker recognition experts from around the world. The volume provides a multidimensional view of the complex science involved in determining whether a suspect’s voice truly matches forensic speech samples, collected by law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies, that are associated with the commission of a terrorist act or other crimes. While addressing such topics as the challenges of forensic case work, handling speech signal degradation, analyzing features of speaker recognition to optimize voice verification system performance, and designing voice applications that meet the practical needs of law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies, this material all sounds a common theme: how the rigors of forensic utility are demanding new levels of excellence in all aspects of speaker recognition. The contributors are among the most eminent scientists in speech engineering and signal processing; and their work represents such diverse countries as Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, France, Japan, India and the United States.

Forensic Speaker Recognition is a useful book for forensic speech scientists, speech signal processing experts, speech system developers, criminal prosecutors and counter-terrorism intelligence officers and agents.


Audio surveillance Feature extraction Forensic speaker recognition (FSR) Speaker verification Voice biometrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy Neustein
    • 1
  • Hemant A. Patil
    • 2
  1. 1.Lingustic Technology SystemsFort LeeUSA
  2. 2.Near Indroda CircleDA-IICTGandhinagarIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0262-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0263-3
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