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Forensic Handwriting Identification - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124096028

Forensic Handwriting Identification

2nd Edition

Fundamental Concepts and Principles

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Author: Ron Morris
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124096028
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 406
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Forensic Handwriting Identification: Fundamental Concepts and Principles teaches the law enforcement and legal communities the major principles involved in handwriting and hand-printing analysis as applied to many types of investigations, including fraud, homicide, suicide, drug trafficking/clandestine labs, sexual offenses, threats and extortion, blackmail, arson, bombings, and theft. Lawyers and investigators will learn how to interpret an examiner’s report, the significance of various handwriting opinions and the influencing factors which must be considered.

Key Features

  • Reviews basic concepts that affect a person’s writing, demonstrates how to obtain handwriting specimens and evidence, and provides the appropriate ASTM and SWIGDOC standards and procedures
  • Ideally suited for forensic science and legal professionals, investigators working with document examiners, and law enforcement students and professionals
  • Includes model specimen handwriting forms


Forensic and legal professionals, investigators working with document examiners, law enforcement students and professionals

Table of Contents

1. Physiology of Writing
2. Handwriting Systems
3. Class Characteristics
4. Individuality and Individual Characteristics
5. Characteristics, Qualities, and Features of Writing
6. Relative Speed of Writing and Writing Skill
7. Ratios or Relative Relationships
8. Beginning, Connecting and Ending Strokes
9. Writing Instruments
10. General Observations
11. The Process of Comparison
12. Abnormal/Disguised Writing
13. Obtaining Handwriting Samples
14. Submitting a case to the lab
15. Examiner’s Final Report


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Ron Morris

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U.S. Secret Service, Springfield, Virginia, USA

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