Why is document examination conducted?
To determine a document’s:
Origin, production source, production process, what type of printer was used, genuine or false
What is a questioned document?
Written on bullet, written on skull, zodiac letter
Forensic document examiner: someone who attempts to determine the authenticity or
authorship of a body of writing
2 year apprenticeship program because it is such a subjective process, national certifying body
There is no single correspondence course that can provide the training to become
Graphology—determining persnaity traits of an individual from certain handwriting features—not
Handwriting and handprinting
Basis of handwriting examination: no two individuals have the same combination of handwriting
How is it identified?
When any two items prossess a sufficient combination of similarities without the presence of
Class characteristics, individual characteristics, hard to determine without a large body of writing
or a signature
Have to determine if it is disguised, traces (legit tracing another doc, can see slowness of pen
movement,s etchings beneath, all of these features can be found under magnifica