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Forensic Document Examination

Fundamentals and Current Trends

Forensic Document Examination enlightens forensic document examiners, forensic investigators, attorneys, and others using the services of forensic document examiners with basic principles, current trends in the area, and standards and methodologies which were non-existent 20 years ago. Instrumentation has moved beyond the microscope and the magnifying glass to digital cameras, digital microscopes, video spectral comparators, electrostatic detection devices for the development of indented writing on paper, scanners, and software programs like Write-On 2® and Photoshop®. All of this equipment and these various techniques are covered here, and more.


Primary: Forensic document examiners and forensic investigators. Secondary: Attorneys and forensic science students.

Hardbound, 232 Pages

Published: April 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-416693-6


  • Chapter 1: A Brief History of Writing
    Chapter 2: The History of Forensic Document
    Chapter 3: Forensic Document Examination Defined
    Chapter 4: Handwriting Individuality
    Chapter 5: Basic Methodology
    Chapter 6: Instrumentation
    Chapter 7: Case Examples
    Chapter 8: Standards for Forensic Document Examiners
    Chapter 9: Forensic Document Examination in the Courts
    Chapter 10: Court Preparation in Questioned Document Cases
    Chapter 11: Court Charts
    Chapter 12: Questioned Document Research Present and Future


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