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Medical-Legal and Forensic Aspects of Communication Disorders, Voice Prints, & Speaker Profiling 1st Edition

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Medical-Legal and Forensic Aspects of Communication Disorders, Voice Prints, and Speaker Profiling is your comprehensive guide to this complicated area. This four part book is perhaps one of the most complete on this topic. Part I reviews the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and discusses the research methodology used to expand its knowledge base. Part II addresses issues related to medical malpractice and other medical-legal areas for all of the major communication and swallowing disorders. This section includes legal references and case studies. Part III of this volume examines spectrographic voice identification, the use of voice prints to identify or confirm the identities of speakers and suspects. Included in this section is a discussion of the acoustics of speech, a comprehensive review of phonetics, and voice prints showing and describing their salient forensic features. Part IV addresses the evolving concept of speaker profiling, the "facts" that can be concluded, and the "conjecture" drawn about what a speaker says and how he or she says it. Chapters in this section address speaker profiling principles, accent and dialect, speech patterns of intoxicated persons, speaker profiling during forensic interviews and interrogations, profiling persons with communication disorders, and instrumental voice stress analysis. This volume is designed to be the most authoritative, comprehensive text on these subjects, and a valuable resource for lawyers, judges, and professionals from law enforcement, homeland security, and intelligence agencies.