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Forensic Examination of Signatures

Forensic Examination of Signatures Book
Author : Linton A. Mohammed
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-06-06
ISBN : 012813030X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Examination of Signatures explains the neuroscience and kinematics of signature production, giving specific details of research carried out on the topic. It provides practical details for forensic examiners to consider when examining signatures, especially now that we are in an era of increasing digital signatures. Written by a foremost forensic document examiner, this reference provides FDEs, the legal community, the judiciary, and the academic community with a comprehensive record of the state-of-the-art of signature examination and plans for addressing future research into improving the reliability of FDEs. Devoted solely to signature examination Includes examination methods and the latest approaches to report conclusions and testimony Written by an internationally recognized forensic document examiner

Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age

Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age Book
Author : Heidi H. Harralson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN : 1317522877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The examination of handwriting and signatures has a long and established history as a forensic discipline. With the advancement of technology in the use of digital tablets for signature capture, changes in handwriting examination are necessary. Other changes in handwriting, such as in increase in printed writing styles and the decrease in handwriting training in schools necessitates a re-examination of forensic handwriting identification problems. This text takes a fresh and modern look at handwriting examination as it pertains to forensic, legal, and criminal justice applications.

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century Book
Author : Miriam Angel,Jan Seaman Kelly
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-16
ISBN : 1000245365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century covers the latest technology and techniques providing a complete resource on contemporary issues and methods in forensic document examination. Forensic document examiners provide their findings as expert testimony in court. Due to rapid changes in technology, including digital documents, printing and photocopying capabilities, and more, there is a great need for this up-to-date reference. The examination of documents can include comparison of handwriting or hand-printing; detection of alterations or photocopier and computer manipulation; restoration or decipherment of erased and obliterated writing; visualization of latent impressions; the identification of printing processes; and differentiation of inks. Computer-generated documents are prevalent, and electronically-captured signatures are becoming more widespread, meaning the knowledge of advances in technology and adoption of new validated techniques and methods of document examination are crucial to the reliability of forensic opinions. Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century includes the latest research on the subject and with contributions from leading experts on their various areas of expertise. The book will be a welcome addition to the literature and support the foundational basis for methods and procedures for use it expert testimony in court, serving as a resource for forensic document examiners, trainees, and those in the criminal and legal communities who use the services of expert document examiners and witnesses

FORENSIC SIGNATURE EXAMINATION

FORENSIC SIGNATURE EXAMINATION Book
Author : Steven A. Slyter
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 0398082057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What exactly is forensic signature examination? Is the comparison of signatures really a science? How is it done? How can one become trained in this discipline? What are the parameters which guide the expert in reaching an opinion? What effects do health, drugs, or alcohol have on signature skills? Can a signature include obvious differences and still be genuine? At what point do differences become significant? How does an attorney work with an expert in this field? What documents and materials will be needed? How can a document expert explain the details of this work to a jury? How does an attorney effectively cross examine a document expert? FORENSIC SIGNATURE EXAMINATION answers these questions. The reader will learn how the scientific method is applied to signature examination, how to define the parameters which guide decision making, and how forgeries can be recognized. Students will find this to be a sensible approach to the study of signature examination. Document examiners will find a method for explaining their work to clients and to the court. Attorneys will find that they can take the magic out of a signature examination so their own witness is more credible - or an opposing witness held to a more effective cross-examination. For attorneys, document examiners, and students, here is a straightforward, systematic explanation of why we can rely on signatures as a means of identification and how the habits of pen rhythm and character design can be analyzed.

Forensic Examination of Signatures

Forensic Examination of Signatures Book
Author : Linton Mohammed
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Examination of Signatures explains the neuroscience and kinematics of signature production, giving specific details of research carried out on the topic. It provides practical details for forensic examiners to consider when examining signatures, especially now that we are in an era of increasing digital signatures. Written by a foremost forensic document examiner, this reference provides FDEs, the legal community, the judiciary, and the academic community with a comprehensive record of the state-of-the-art of signature examination and plans for addressing future research into improving the reliability of FDEs.

Forensic Examination of Signatures

Forensic Examination of Signatures Book
Author : Radostin Belensky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-02-23
ISBN : 9781520667744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book "Forensic Examination of Signatures" suggests some of the questions that one might ask of an examiner and provides a piece of knowledge for both experienced document examiners and lawyers. The book would be of help to the proper education of novices.This book presents, in a general manner, how to approach examination of signatures and then, in particular, how to investigate different types of signatures. Systematically are presented the general organization and methodology of the signature examination.Furthermore, the signature examination is discussed in detail in three essential areas: 1) Identificational examinations: variants of the signatures of the same person; signatures, modified because of administrative and legal reasons; similar signatures; receipt signatures; identification of initials and illiterates' marks; examination of digitally captured signatures.2) Non-identificational examinations: signatures influenced by alcohol and drugs; assisted or guided signatures; illness signatures; examination of signatures with remoteness in time;old age signatures; signatures affixed with a non-habitual hand; signatures on behalf of nonexistent persons; memorabilia, artwork, and historical documents signatures.3) Manipulations of signatures: imitation, self-forgery; genuine signatures which have been obtained by trickery; copied signatures; mechanical signaturesLastly, it was paid attention to pertinent questions on the presenting of the expert examination in the courtroom: expert report, direct examination, cross-examination, depositions, and exhibits.

Forensic Document Examination

Forensic Document Examination Book
Author : Katherine M. Koppenhaver
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-12-06
ISBN : 1597453013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces the reader to the basic principles of handwriting and the factors that affect their development. The book discusses the basic concept of the characteristics of writing that are compared when making an identification or elimination of a writer. In addition, readers will be able to recognize the signs of forgery and disguise and to distinguish between simulation and disguise.

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis Book
Author : Michael J. Allen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-09-28
ISBN : 1118729935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic document examination is a long established specialty and its practitioners have regularly been shown to have acquired skills that enable them to assist the judicial process. This book, aimed primarily at students studying forensic science and document examination in particular, introduces all of the essential ideas that are to be found in the work of the forensic document examiner in a concise and straightforward way. Each examination type is described not only in terms of its procedural basis but also the science and reasoning that underpins it. The reader will be able to relate the different kinds of interpretation skills used by the document examiner to those used in other forensic disciplines. This book will be an invaluable text for all students taking courses in Forensic Science or related subjects. The book will also be a useful reference for researchers new to this field or practitioners looking for an accessible overview. The author will be adding new references that are relevant as they are published and some more worked examples from time to time. Please visit qdbook.blogspot.co.uk for more details.

The Neuroscience of Handwriting

The Neuroscience of Handwriting Book
Author : Michael P. Caligiuri,Linton A. Mohammed
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-02-22
ISBN : 143987140X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Daubert trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases has established that scientific expert testimony must be based on science grounded in empirical research. As such, greater scrutiny is being placed on questioned document examination generally, and handwriting comparison in particular. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, The Neuroscience of Handwriting: Applications in Forensic Document Examination examines the essential neuroscientific principles underlying normal and pathological hand motor control and handwriting. Topics discussed include: Fundamental principles in the neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of hand motor control and their application to research in handwriting The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and motor characteristics of neurogenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, essential tremor, and motor neuron disease and their effects on handwriting Psychotropic medications prescribed for depression, bipolar disorder, and psychosis; their mechanisms of action; and their effect on motor behavior and handwriting The impact of substance abuse on handwriting An overview of the aging process and its effects on motor control and handwriting The kinematic approach and new findings on the kinematic analyses of genuine, disguised, and forged signatures The authors’ laboratory research on authentic and forged signatures An essential resource for professionals and researchers in the forensic documentation examination and legal communities, this volume provides a window on the scientific process of signature and handwriting authentication, integrating the extensive research on neural processes and exploring how disease, medication, and advanced age alter these processes.

Huber and Headrick s Handwriting Identification

Huber and Headrick s Handwriting Identification Book
Author : Heidi H. Harralson,Larry S. Miller
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-12-14
ISBN : 1351648500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Forensic document examination is the study of physical evidence and physical evidence cannot lie. Only its interpretation can err. Only the failure to find it, or to hear its true testimony can deprive it of its value."—Roy Huber This is a comprehensive update of Huber and Headrick's seminal work on handwriting examination. New coverage includes a review of forensic handwriting examination research, handwriting analysis training and proficiency, revised methods and procedures, an updated listing and clarification of terminology and electronic signatures, the analysis of digitized handwriting, and other related technological advances. The book includes updated photographs, several added illustrations, and advances in techniques based on the scientific research conducted in the area over the last 20 years. Features of the new edition include: The latest on electronic signatures, digital handwriting, automated handwriting verification, and the many advances in technology and research over the last two decades An overview of the fundamentals of handwriting examination with updated discussion of the intrinsic and extrinsic variables associated with handwriting identification A review of the criticism of handwriting expert opinions and methodology, addressing both the strengths and scientific limitations of the area Fully revised while remaining true to the spirit and approach of original authors Roy Huber and A. M. Headrick Addition of nearly 200 new references and new glossary terms representing advances in research and methods. With extensive photographs to help clearly illustrate concepts, Huber and Headrick’s Handwriting Identification: Facts and Fundamentals, Second Edition serves as an invaluable reference to law libraries, practicing document examiners, forensic and criminal justice students, and every lawyer handling cases in which the authenticity of handwriting and documents might be disputed.

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis Book
Author : Michael J. Allen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-09-28
ISBN : 1118646894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Essentials of Forensic Document Analysis is writtenprimarily with the student of general forensic science in mind;other texts cater well for the trainee document examiner who willhave a greater need for an in depth description of the specialtythan will the student. It introduces all of the essentialideas that underpin the work of the forensic document examiner in acompact and straightforward way so that the student can readilygrasp them and, for those who wish to read further, there are manyreferences to the relevant published literature. The book covers the following topics: • A short history of forensic document examination,including a critique of the acceptance of evidence from forensicdocument examiners by the courts. • Handwriting examination including the physiology ofhandwriting, the learning of handwriting, and the forensicexamination of handwriting • Signature examination • Word processing including typing and copying, theexamination of computer printers including laser printers andinkjet printers and the examination of fax machines • The examination of conventionally printed documentsusing letterpress, intaglio, offset lithography and securityprinting • The examination of counterfeit documents includingpassports and currency, including aspects of security features inthe construction of documents. • Altered documents including ink and papercomparisons • The examination of documents for indented handwritingincluding use of ESDA and other means • Dating documents • Evidence presentation in cases involving the forensicdocument examiner Each examination type will be described both in terms of itsprocedural basis but also the science and reasoning that underpinsit. The reader will be able to relate the different kinds ofinterpretation skills used by the document examiner to those usedin other forensic disciplines. In order to enable readers to assess their own understanding,there are some practical exercises available on the companionwebsite which demonstrate the core principles of forensic documentexamination, together with multiple choice questions which test thestudents’ understanding of the knowledge of the subject.

Handwriting Identification

Handwriting Identification Book
Author : Roy A. Huber,A.M. Headrick
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1999-04-15
ISBN : 9781420048773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Forensic document examination is the study of physical evidence and physical evidence cannot lie. Only its interpretation can err. Only the failure to find it, or to hear its true testimony can deprive it of its value." - Roy Huber, author A definitive review of handwriting identification, this book presents, in a general manner, how to approach document examination and then, in particular, how to apply handwriting identification to the document. Types of handwriting are discussed in detail. For the first time in the field of questioned document examination, Handwriting Identification: Facts and Fundamentals consolidates the pertinent information from published and unpublished sources respecting writing, that is essential to the expansion of a practitioner's general knowledge of handwriting identification and to the proper education of novices. Written in a question and answer format, the book suggests some of the questions that one might ask of an examiner and provides the answers that knowledgeable and competent examiners should be expected to give. This book is a valuable addition to law libraries and to every practicing document examiner, as well as every lawyer handling cases in which the authenticity of handwriting might be disputed.

Forensic Handwriting Identification

Forensic Handwriting Identification Book
Author : Ron N. Morris
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-23
ISBN : 0124104207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Handwriting Identification: Fundamental Concepts and Principles teaches the law enforcement and legal communities the major principles involved in handwriting and hand-printing analysis as applied to many types of investigations, including fraud, homicide, suicide, drug trafficking/clandestine labs, sexual offenses, threats and extortion, blackmail, arson, bombings, and theft. Lawyers and investigators will learn how to interpret an examiner’s report, the significance of various handwriting opinions and the influencing factors which must be considered. Reviews basic concepts that affect a person’s writing, demonstrates how to obtain handwriting specimens and evidence, and provides the appropriate ASTM and SWIGDOC standards and procedures Ideally suited for forensic science and legal professionals, investigators working with document examiners, and law enforcement students and professionals Includes model specimen handwriting forms

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents Book
Author : Michael S. Bisesi
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2006-04-27
ISBN : 1420003763
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Considered the forensic document examiner's bible, Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents is an authoritative and comprehensive reference that focuses on the pertinent advancements made within the field. This newest edition presents the qualifications necessary for a well-trained examiner and details the most up-to-date methodologies used i

New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2013 Workshops

New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing  ICIAP 2013 Workshops Book
Author : Alfredo Petrosino,Lucia Maddalena,Pietro Pala,Virginio Cantoni,Michele Ceccarelli,Robert F. Murphy,Alberto Del Bimbo,Maja Pantic,Costantino Grana,Johan Oomen,Giuseppe Serra,Marco Leo,Danilo P. Mandic,Giuseppe Pirlo,Michael Fairhurst,Donato Impedovo
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-09-03
ISBN : 3642411908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the workshops held with the 17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2013, held in Naples, Italy, in September 2013. The proceedings include papers from the five individual workshops focusing on topics of interest to the pattern recognition, image analysis, and computer vision communities, exploring emergent research directions or spotlight cross-disciplinary links with related fields and / or application areas.

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents Revised Edition

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents  Revised Edition Book
Author : Ordway Hilton
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1992-09-17
ISBN : 9780849395109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Disputed document inquiries encompass extensive and varied technical examinations, unique phases of investigation, and specialized legal presentations. This book serves as a guide to all aspects of a questioned document covering the broad spectrum of the work as it is practiced today. From the work of the field investigator and the examination of a document to the presentation of evidence in court, Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents provides a comprehensive approach that is ideal as a training manual for document examiners, investigators, and attorneys.

Forensic Document Examination

Forensic Document Examination Book
Author : Jane Lewis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-01-31
ISBN : 0124104193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Document Examination enlightens forensic document examiners, forensic investigators, attorneys and others using the services of forensic document examiners with the basic principles and current trends in the area. Standards and methodologies apply now, which were non-existent 20 years ago. Instrumentation has moved beyond the microscope and the magnifying glass to digital cameras, digital microscopes, video spectral comparators, electrostatic detection devices for the development of indented writing on paper, scanners, and software programs like Write-On 2.0 and Photoshop. Covers basic principles and methodologies used in forensic document examination Contains state-of-the-art techniques and new trends Includes research over the last ten years and describes the future direction of forensic document examination

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century Book
Author : Miriam Angel,Jan Seaman Kelly
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-16
ISBN : 100024542X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century covers the latest technology and techniques providing a complete resource on contemporary issues and methods in forensic document examination. Forensic document examiners provide their findings as expert testimony in court. Due to rapid changes in technology, including digital documents, printing and photocopying capabilities, and more, there is a great need for this up-to-date reference. The examination of documents can include comparison of handwriting or hand-printing; detection of alterations or photocopier and computer manipulation; restoration or decipherment of erased and obliterated writing; visualization of latent impressions; the identification of printing processes; and differentiation of inks. Computer-generated documents are prevalent, and electronically-captured signatures are becoming more widespread, meaning the knowledge of advances in technology and adoption of new validated techniques and methods of document examination are crucial to the reliability of forensic opinions. Forensic Document Examination in the 21st Century includes the latest research on the subject and with contributions from leading experts on their various areas of expertise. The book will be a welcome addition to the literature and support the foundational basis for methods and procedures for use it expert testimony in court, serving as a resource for forensic document examiners, trainees, and those in the criminal and legal communities who use the services of expert document examiners and witnesses

Attorney s Guide to Document Examination

Attorney s Guide to Document Examination Book
Author : Katherine Koppenhaver
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1567204708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Guides lawyers through the entire process of forensic document examination, including handwriting analysis, equipment identification, fraud and forgery detection, and cross-examination of opposing witnesses.

Forensic Evidence in Court

Forensic Evidence in Court Book
Author : Craig Adam
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-07-12
ISBN : 1119054435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central both to the role of the forensic scientist as an expert witness and to the interests of justice. This book aims to provide a thorough and detailed discussion of the principles and practice of evidence interpretation and evaluation by using real cases by way of illustration. The presentation is appropriate for students of forensic science or related disciplines at advanced undergraduate and master's level or for practitioners engaged in continuing professional development activity. The book is structured in three sections. The first sets the scene by describing and debating the issues around the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence presented to the court. In the second section, the principles underpinning interpretation and evaluation are explained, including discussion of those formal statistical methods founded on Bayesian inference. The following chapters present perspectives on the evaluation and presentation of evidence in the context of a single type or class of scientific evidence, from DNA to the analysis of documents. For each, the science underpinning the analysis and interpretation of the forensic materials is explained, followed by the presentation of cases which illustrate the variety of approaches that have been taken in providing expert scientific opinion.