International Practices in Forensic Speaker Comparisons: Second Survey

Erica Gold, Peter French

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A survey relating to current practices in forensic speaker comparison testing was recently undertaken of 39 laboratories and individual practitioners across 23 countries. Questions were organised around a number of themes, including the preliminary assessment and preparation of case materials, the checking of analysts’ work, frameworks used for the expression of conclusions, the use of automatic
speaker recognition systems, the use of reference populations, and awareness of cognitive bias. Developmental trends in this area of forensic speech science are established by comparing responses to the present survey with those to the authors’ earlier survey published in 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Speech, Language and the Law
Issue number1
Early online date27 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019


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