With the advent of technology in the modern world, the crime has become high-tech. This has led to various forms of digital evidences being submitted in the court of law. Audio is one such crucial evidence which is being submitted in the court of law in many criminal or civil cases. But such evidence requires due authentication and verification that has given rise to Audio Forensic which deals with Forensic Audio Authentication.
At times, some audio recordings are retrieved from some crime scene or in legal proceedings, the legal parties claim to have voice recording as an evidence or proof to substantiate the burden of proof. However, such audio recordings need to be authenticated after forensic examination by an expert to be admissible in the court of law to prove their genuineness.
HOW TO AUTHENTICATE AN AUDIO RECORDING
The chain of activity that is followed for forensic audio authentication analysis includes acquisition of evidence, assessment, examination, documentation and report generation.
The audio recordings are acquired by maintaining a proper chain of custody in order to keep transparency of the whole process of collection, handling and storing of the audio evidence.
Taking into the account of the case, the digital evidence is thoroughly is assessed.
This involves audio evidence enhancement, analysis and interpretation. The audio recordings submitted for analysis are examined thoroughly for establishing the genuineness of the audio evidences and are checked for signs of alteration or manipulation, if any.
The report is generated on the basis of observation and result of the forensic examination of audio evidence which is admissible in the Court of law.
At Connectel‘s (Forensic Division), Forensic Audio Authentication is done with highest credibility and impartiality. Being the first and Only Forensic Science laboratory in private sector accredited by Government of India for ISO / IEC 17025 :2017 Standards acceptable worldwide by all Government and Regulatory bodies we only deliver quality forensic testing. By virtue of this accreditation, we are at par with any other similarly accredited forensic science laboratory in government sector in 107 member countries of ISO and India for report generation capability.
We maintain proper chain of custody at the laboratory from the point of receiving/collection of evidence till the disposal of forensic examination report. The observation and results of the forensic examination of evidence are kept confidential.
Reports generated by our forensic laboratory are admissible in the Indian Court of Law in the same category followed by the Government Forensic Laboratories. Further, we provide 65B certificate for admissibility of electronic evidence under Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
Our forensic experts are skilled and can testify in Indian courts to provide Expert Opinion under Section 45 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872.