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NCJ Number: 186058 Find in a Library
Title: International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners, Vol. 5, Jan/Dec 1999
Journal: International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners  Volume:5  Dated:December/January 1999  Pages:1-504
Editor(s): Joel S. Harris
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 504
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Sixty-nine articles that consist of research, technical reports, and case studies cover the techniques, equipment, and procedures used in examining documents, writing, and printing to produce evidence in criminal cases.
Abstract: Some of the research reported encompasses a study of the handwriting of visually impaired persons, the chemistry of historical iron gall inks, determination of the age of handwriting by the degree of sulfate's diffusion, the questionable reliability of photocopied documents, and the forensic examination of fire and water-damaged documents. Other research-related papers address patterns left by felt-tipped pens on white board, the identification of copy machines through the pyrolysis chromatography of toners, and the optimized selection of extracting solvents for dating ball-point ink on questioned documents. Some of the technical reports address the deciphering of obliterated writings with a computer-based method, the effect of fingerprint processing on E.S.D.A. impressions, and the various methods of counterfeiting and how they can be detected. Some of the case studies involve the following types of document examination: identification of the origin of an Arabic text written on an unusual support, some useful techniques for matching envelopes, the deciphering of illegible handwriting, the investigation and examination of a credit card forgery, a novel method for identifying the forgery of invoices, and the handwriting examination of unfamiliar scripts. Figures, tables, and references accompany the articles. For individual articles, see NCJ-186059-186110.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Case studies; Computer aided operations; Counterfeiting; Document analysis; Forensic sciences; Forgery; Handwriting analysis; Investigative techniques; Science and Technology
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