American Board of Recorded Evidence

Welcome to ABRE Online

The American Board of Recorded Evidence (ABRE) is an Advisory Board and educational resource for the digital forensic community. We are driven by the open and all inclusive sharing of proven science technology and methods for the benefit of all practitioners and the courts.  

”The security industry is a multibillion dollar industry growing every year. Members of the ABRE are directly involved in the forensic examination of the products of this security business, both domestic and international.”

Thomas Owen, CHS-V, DABFE, DABRE, member since 1996

Executive Committee


Gregg M. Stutchman

Chair Emeritus:

Thomas J. Owen, BA, FACFEI, DABRE, CHS-V

Executive Committees (2017):

Eddy B. Brixen, DABFET - (Voice Identification Committee member)

Stephen C. Buller - (Video Chair)

Doug Carner, DABRE, CPP, CCFE, CHS - (Video Committee member)

Allen Combs, DABRE CFC - (Audio Enhancement Chair)

Marisa Dery - (Audio Authentication Chair, Audio Enhancement Committee member)

Andrew Neal - (Digital Evidence Chair, Audio Authentication Committee member)

Jennifer E. Owen, BA, MA, DABRE, DABFE - (Voice Identification Chair)

Ed Primeau, CCI, CFC - (Digital Evidence Committee member)

Updates and Upcoming Events

Listing of our approvals and accreditations

New SWGDE Documentsfor review

Technical Notes on FFmpeg
FFmpeg, its functions, basic use, and common uses as it pertains to digital forensics

Technical Overview of Digital Video Files
File formats, encoding standards, and compression algorithms used in digital video

Data Retrieval from Video Security Recording Systems
Retreive data from video security systems, best practices

Maintaining the Integrity of Imagery
Integrity of imagery in the process of forensic investigation, best practices

Photographic Comparison for All Disciplines
Photographic comparison as a part of forensic analysis, best practices

Core Competencies for Forensic Audio
Knowledge and abilities all practitioners must possess

Framework of a Quality Management System for...
Digital and Multimedia Evidence Forensic Science Service Providers


Content coming soon.

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