Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital AgeEdited by
- Larry Miller, is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methods for criminal justice and criminology for over 30 years. He has authored or co-authored over 10 textbooks and numerous articles published in referred journals. He has conducted numerous program evaluations for local and state law enforcement and corrections agencies using statistical methods.
- Heidi Harralson, Heidi Harralson is Managing Partner of Spectrum Forensic International, LLC, a handwriting document examination practice. Harralson has lectured extensively to professional organizations and universities on the handwriting sciences. She has published original research in peer-reviewed journals on forensic handwriting and document examination topics. Her publications include Forensic Handwriting Examination of Motor Disorders & Forgery and co-author of a chapter on evidential documents in Crime Scene Investigation published by Elsevier/Anderson Publishing. She is a board-certified diplomate through the Board of Forensic Document Examiners and the National Association of Document Examiners.
The examination of handwriting and signatures has a long and established history as a forensic discipline. With the advancement of technology in the use of digital tablets for signature capture, changes in handwriting examination are necessary. Other changes in handwriting, such as in increase in printed writing styles and the decrease in handwriting training in schools necessitates a re-examination of forensic handwriting identification problems. This text takes a fresh and modern look at handwriting examination as it pertains to forensic, legal, and criminal justice applications.
About the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice Series:
The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science-all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community.
Criminal justice students, law enforcement, document examiners, general readers interested in forensic science
Paperback, 148 Pages
Published: November 2012
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Decline of Handwriting
Chapter 3 Advances in Handwriting Research & Technology
Chapter 4 Digital and Electronic Handwriting
Chapter 5 Forensic Analysis of Electronic Handwriting
Chapter 6 The Law, Science & Handwriting Identification