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Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents
Second Edition
edited by Jan Seaman Kelly

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents presents the qualifications necessary for a well-trained examiner and details the most up-to-date methodologies used in the field.

Features:

  • Presents new analytical techniques used in the field
  • Provides examination of digital documents and copiers
  • Details the latest information from ASTM
  • Includes QDE (Questioned Document Examination) in light of recent court decisions

Contents

Introduction

  • Organization and Content of Book
  • What Is Forensic Document Examination
  • A Forensic Document Examiner's Training

The Document Case

  • Care and Handling of Documents
  • Work Notes

Science, Handwriting Examination, and the Courts

  • The Daubert Era
  • Conclusions and Guidelines for Handwriting Comparison

Handwriting Examination and Comparison

  • Identification of Handwriting
  • Identification of Signatures
  • Identification of Hand Printing and Numerals
  • Disguise in Hand Printing and Numerals
  • Preparation and Collection of Signatures and Handwriting Standards

Mechanical and Electronic Impression Examinations and Comparisons Pens and Pencils

  • Typography
  • The Examination of Computer-Generated Documents Appendix
  • Photocopiers
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Manipulated Photocopies, Faxes, and Computer-Printed Documents
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Check Writers
  • Staples

Conventional Printing and Paper Examinations

  • Printing Processes
  • Paper Examinations
  • Carbonless Paper

Indented Writing Impressions

  • Accidental Markings and Indented Writing on a Document

Altered Documents

  • Alterations in Documents

The Age of a Document

  • Multifaceted Approach
  • The Role of Indentation Analysis, Offsetting, and Transfer
  • Dating by Materials: Identification, Comparison, and Examination of Changes

Digital Photography and Enhancement

  • Cameras, Scanners, and Image Enhancement

ASTM Guidelines for Forensic Document Examination

  • Conclusions and Guidelines

Preparing for Court Testimony

  • Consideration in Preparing for Court
  • Demonstrative Charts
  • Pretrial Conference
  • Preparation for a Daubert Hearing
  • Unqualified and Pseudoexpert Witnesses
  • The Document Examiner's Testimony in Court

Index

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Second Edition
edited by Jan Seaman Kelly

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