February 14, 2013

The Race to Fingerprint the Human Voice

Mark Piesing, The Independent

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"You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention, when questioned, something you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence." We have all heard this 1,000 times yet we barely give a thought as to what may happen to all the recordings that the police make of their interviews.

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TAGGED: Linguistics, Counterterrorism, Voice, Finger-printing