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NCJ Number: 51015 Find in a Library
Title: DOCUMENT EXAMINATION (FROM INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - WITH BASIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES, 1978, BY S S KRISHNAN - SEE NCJ-51012)
Author(s): G BROHIER
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DOCUMENT EXAMINATION IS DISCUSSED, WITH ATTENTION TO HANDWRITING, DISGUISED WRITING, FORGED SIGNATURES, THE ROLE OF REFERENCE FILES, AND THE EXAMINATION OF WRITING MATERIALS, CHARRED DOCUMENTS, AND MECHANICAL IMPRESSIONS.
Abstract: FOLLOWING A REVIEW OF THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENT EXAMINER'S RESPONSIBILITIES, THE EXAMINATION AND COMPARISON OF HANDWRITING IS DISCUSSED, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE GENERAL FEATURES OF WRITING STYLES, PROPORTIONS, LETTERS AND NUMERALS, AND FACTORS IN COMPARISON. DISGUISED WRITING IS ALSO EXAMINED, BOTH IN GENERAL TERMS AND IN TERMS OF CHANGES OF SLOPE OR HAND AND OTHER DISGUISES. METHODS USED IN FORGERY AND THE NECESSITY OF CONTROL SAMPLES ARE NOTED WITH REGARD TO THE DETECTION OF FORGED SIGNATURES, WHILE SUCH FACTORS AS INK, PENCILS, ERASURES, OBLITERATIONS, AND PAPER ARE DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO THE ANALYSIS OF WRITING MATERIALS. FOLLOWING A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HANDLING OF CHARRED DOCUMENTS, THE ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL IMPRESSIONS IS DETAILED, WITH ATTENTION TO TYPEWRITERS, COUNTERFEIT DOCUMENTS, MAGNETIC INK CHARACTER RECOGNITION, AND RUBBER STAMPS. GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE DOCUMENT DATING AND THE MAINTENANCE OF LABORATORY REFERENCE FILES ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH TIPS FOR COURT TESTIMONY. PHOTOS AND FIGURES ILLUSTRATE THE TEXT. SUGGESTED READINGS ARE PROVIDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Counterfeiting; Document analysis; Forgery; Handwriting analysis; Typewriting analysis
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