James A. Griffin Vitae

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Nov 1992 – Present

GRIFFIN MEDIA FORENSICS  (formerly Forensic Tape Services), Jackson, MS     Owner Provides a full range of technical services to the legal community relating to the analysis, authentication, and enhancement of tape recordings. Retained in over 2,000 cases.

June 1982 – Nov 1992

PARALLAX RECORDING STUDIO, Jackson, MS Owner/engineerMusic production studio with clients including major recording artists, producers, record companies, and advertising agencies & producers.

Aug 1982 – Dec 1982

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY, Jackson, MS Adjunct faculty Interim instructor of recording engineering, in Department of Communications

June 1976 – June 1982

MALACO RECORDING STUDIOS, Jackson, MS Chief Engineer, Oversaw operations, production, and technical maintenance in the two 24-track studios. Clients included major recording artists, producers, record companies, and advertising agencies &producers.

Dec 1973 – Jan 1975

KBRS RADIO, Springdale, AR Announcer, Engineer, Part time announcer/engineer during high school and first year of college.

Professional Affiliations

AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY, Member of SC-03-12, Forensic Audio INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IDENTIFICATION
LAW ENFORCEMENT VIDEO ASSOCIATION

Articles Published (Copies Available Upon Request)

10 TIPS FOR ATTORNEYS WITH TAPE-RECORDED EVIDENCE. Aug 1995, in The Champion, a publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A PROSECUTOR’S GUIDE TO OBTAINING AND PRESENTING AUDIO AND VIDEO EVIDENCE Nov 1995 in The Prosecutor, a publication of the National District Attorney’s Association

Conference Leadership

MISSISSIPPI PROSECUTOR’S ASSOCIATION, Jackson MS, Oct 1994. Presentation on enhancement and authentication of audio evidence in drug related cases.

TEXAS HOMICIDE SYMPOSIUM, Richardson TX, April 1996. Presentation: Recording The Suspect: Promises and Pitfalls

LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS New Orleans, LA, Dec 1996. Presentation:

The Reality of Recordings: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FORENSIC EXAMINERS / American Board of Recorded Evidence, Naples, FL, Oct 1998. Presentation: Enhancement of 911 Recordings: When The Case is in the Background.

AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY, New York City, Oct 1997; San Francisco Sept 1998; Member of W-12 (Forensic Audio) Participation in board discussions to set standards for authentication and enhancement of audio evidence recordings

TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS PROJECT Forensics Seminar August 2003. Presentation on Audio and Video Evidence

MISSISSIPPI CLAIMS ASSOCIATION/MISSISSIPPI DEFENSE LAWYER’S ASSOCIATION Joint Seminar, October 2008. Presentation: Plaintiff-Produced Audio & Video Recordings: When Not To Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWERS – Seminar on Forensic Science, March 27, 2010, Las Vegas. “Sights and Sounds in the Court Room”

Advanced Technical Training

DIGITAL AUDIO CORPORATION’S Dac School. March 1996. Specialized training in tape enhancement and digital signal processing.

NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC AUDIO, May 1998. Courses include Audio Tape authentication and enhancement, Video Tape authentication and enhancement, Voice Identification/Elimination.

IAI 83rd INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE, July 1998. Topics included vocal profiling, voice identification, automatic speaker recognition, covert audio recording, acoustic analysis of gunshots, analysis of on-hook telephone transients.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FORENSIC EXAMINERS / American Board of Recorded Evidence, Oct 1998. Topics included enhancement, video/film authentication, voice identification

AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY CONFERENCE: Audio Forensics – Theory & Practice June 2008. Topics included Basics of Audio Enhancement, Voice ID, ENF: Quantification of the Magnetic Field, Digital Audio Authentication Using ENF, The Role of Transcriptions in the Courtroom, Deciphering Gunshot Recordings, Audio Analysis and Spectral Restoration Workflow, Magneto-Resistive Field Mapping of Analog Audio Tapes.