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1st Edition

Digital Audio Forensics Fundamentals
From Capture to Courtroom

ISBN 9780367259105
Published October 30, 2020 by Focal Press
280 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Digital Audio Forensics Fundamentals offers an accessible introduction to both the theory and practical skills behind this emerging field of forensic science. Beginning with an overview of the history of the discipline, the reader is guided through forensic principles and key audio concepts, before being introduced to practical areas such as audio enhancement, audio authentication, and the presentation of reports.

Covering all aspects of audio forensics from the capture to the courtroom, this book is pivotal reading for beginners entering the field, as well as experienced professionals looking to develop their knowledge of the practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. History of Audio Forensics  3. Forensic Principles  4. Human Auditory System  5. Key Audio Principles  6. Audio Encoding  7. Preparatory Analysis  8. Audio Acoustics  9. Speech Forensics  10. Audio Enhancement  11. Audio Authentication  12. Forensic Reporting  13. Research

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James Zjalic is a multimedia forensics examiner from Birmingham, UK. He holds a master’s degree in Media Forensics from the National Centre of Media Forensics at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in Audio Engineering. His casework experience covers the entire scope of the justice system, from criminal through to civil arenas in relation to the most serious of offences and on behalf of various high profile organisations. Research highlights include peer-reviewed publications and international presentations on a range of multimedia forensics topics, including audio authentication and enhancement.