A visual record of speech, analyzed with respect to frequency, duration, and amplitude.
- To many judges and lawyers involved in the criminal justice system, including leading experts on scientific evidence, voice identification has been equated with voiceprints and voiceprints are too unreliable.
- As with fingerprints, there are no two persons who have the same voiceprint.
- While proponents argue that voiceprints are analogous to fingerprints, detractors argue that, unlike fingerprints, voices can change due to illness, injury, or age, making voiceprints far less reliable.
1960s: from the noun voice, on the pattern of fingerprint.
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