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NCJ Number: 63101 Find in a Library
Title: PROCESS OF HANDWRITING COMPARISON
Journal: FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN  Volume:48  Issue:10  Dated:(OCTOBER 1979)  Pages:5-8
Author(s): J A FANCIULLI
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Publisher: https://www.fbi.gov 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ADEQUATE AND SUFFICIENT KNOWN SAMPLES OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S HANDWRITING ARE NECESSARY FOR A DOCUMENT EXAMINER TO DETERMINE WHETHER A SIGNATURE ON A DOCUMENT IN QUESTION IS VALID.
Abstract: HANDWRITING ANALYSIS PROCEDURES, HANDWRITING SAMPLE COLLECTION, AND PROBLEMS FACED BY A DOCUMENT EXAMINER IN REACHING AN OPINION ON THE VALIDITY OF A SIGNATURE ARE DISCUSSED. THE DOCUMENT EXAMINER'S OPINION IS BASED ON NUMEROUS DOCUMENT COMPARISONS, REASONABLE JUDGMENT, AND EXPERIENCE. DOCUMENT EXAMINATION CAN BE AN INVESTIGATIVE TOOL AND SHOULD BE USED TO DEVELOP OR ELIMINATE SUSPECTS. THE EXAMINER MUST EVALUATE IMPORTANT DETAILS AND SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES, SUBTLETIES, AND SIMILARITIES IN THE COMPARISON OF ANY TWO OR MORE SPECIMENS. HE MUST DETERMINE ALSO THE GENUINE HANDWRITING OF THE SUSPECT AND OBTAIN A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF EXEMPLARS OF A SUSPECT'S WRITING EXECUTED UNDER CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE IN WHICH THE QUESTIONED WRITING WAS PRODUCED. SUGGESTIONS FOR DOING THIS INCLUDE COMPARING CURSIVE WRITING STYLES, COMPARING WRITING SAMPLES MADE WITH A PERSON'S RIGHT AND LEFT HANDS, AND CHECKING STYLE AND PUNCTUATION. PHOTOGRAPHS AND SAMPLES OF HANDWRITING ACCOMPANY THE ARTICLE. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Evidence identification; Forgery; Handwriting analysis
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