Meeting Topic: Obscure and Important Topics in Forensic Audio
Moderator Name: Jack Kelly
Speaker Name: Dr. Durrand R. Begault, Director of Audio Forensic Centre - San Francisco CA
Other business or activities at the meeting: N/A
Meeting Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Audio forensic experts are typically involved with issues of media authentication,
voice identification or processing of noisy recordings to achieve improved intelligibility.
Research and publications in these areas are relatively extensive. Comparatively,
less information or research is available regarding forensic musicology, audibility, or acoustics
that can be useful in a legal setting. This talk reviewed issues and case studies on these more
obscure topics, including copyright infringement, gunshot analysis, audibility of screams, and "room prints". Suggestions for further research directions were also discussed.
Written By: Jack Kelly