Obtaining reference material in a case with two unknown speakers: getting two suspects on speaking terms

Authors

  • A. P.A. Broeders Netherlands Forensic Institute, Rijswijk
  • Tina Cambier-Langeveld Netherlands Forensic Institute, Rijswijk
  • Jos Vermeulen Netherlands Forensic Institute, Rijswijk

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/sll.2002.9.1.87

Keywords:

forensic speaker identification, case report, elicitation of spontaneous speech

Abstract

The case reported below involves the verification of the identity of two speakers who made a number of intercepted telephone calls with one another. Two men, one Dutch and one Irish, were suspected of making the calls, which they denied. At the request of the defence a Dutch Court of Appeal commissioned the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the forensic science laboratory of the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to conduct a comparative speech examination or voice comparison to determine whether the suspects had been involved in the calls, as the police and the prosecution claimed.

Author Biography

A. P.A. Broeders, Netherlands Forensic Institute, Rijswijk

Netherlands Forensic Institute, Rijswijk [email protected]

Published

2002-03-06

How to Cite

Broeders, A. P., Cambier-Langeveld, T., & Vermeulen, J. (2002). Obtaining reference material in a case with two unknown speakers: getting two suspects on speaking terms. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 9(1), 87–93. https://doi.org/10.1558/sll.2002.9.1.87

Issue

Section

Case Reports

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