Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis

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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€c A short history of forensic document examination, including a critique of the acceptance of evidence from forensicdocument examiners by the courts. a€c Handwriting examination including the physiology ofhandwriting, the learning of handwriting, and the forensicexamination of handwriting a€c Signature examination a€c Word processing including typing and copying, theexamination of computer printers including laser printers andinkjet printers and the examination of fax machines a€c The examination of conventionally printed documentsusing letterpress, intaglio, offset lithography and securityprinting a€c The examination of counterfeit documents includingpassports and currency, including aspects of security features inthe construction of documents. a€c Altered documents including ink and papercomparisons a€c The examination of documents for indented handwritingincluding use of ESDA and other means a€c Dating documents a€c 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 thestudentsa€™ understanding of the knowledge of the subject.10.6 SEQUENCING 221 some time after invoice number 21 was written out, in other words at some point after 1 July and not on 1 ... An example might be simply writing a long letter over several pages on lined paper from a typical A4 pad.

Title:Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis
Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-09-28

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