Contents: Dedication Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Evolution of the Written Word Chapter 2: Principles of Handwriting Chapter 3: Factors that Cause Changes in Handwriting Chapter 4: Handprinting and Numerals Chapter 5: History of Document Examination Chapter 6: Forgery Chapter 7: Other Types of Fraud Chapter 8: Equipping a Laboratory Chapter 9: Care and Handling of Documents Chapter 10: Standards of Comparison Chapter 11: Systematic Examination of Handwriting Chapter 12: Master Pattern Chapter 13: Detecting Fraudulent Documents Chapter 14: Weighing the Evidence Chapter 15: Preparing Reports Chapter 16: Alteration of Documents Chapter 17: Disguised Writing Chapter 18: Disguise Versus Simulation Chapter 19: Check and Credit Card Fraud Chapter 20: Paper Chapter 21: Writing Instruments Chapter 22: Seals, Stamps, and Paper Chapter 23: Typewriters and Printers Chapter 24: Duplicating Methods Chapter 25: Desktop Publishing Chapter 26: The Discovery Process Chapter 27: The Litigation Process Chapter 28: Demonstrative Evidence Chapter 29: Court Cases Appendices Glossaries Work Cited Index
This book introduces the reader to the basic principles of handwriting and the factors that affect their development. The book discusses the basic concept of the characteristics of writing that are compared when making an identification or elimination of a writer. In addition, readers will be able to recognize the signs of forgery and disguise and to distinguish between simulation and disguise.
Evolution of the written word and history of document examination
Principles of handwriting and handwriting identification
Detection of forged and counterfeit documents
Equipping a document laboratory and preparing reports
Identifying check and credit card fraud
Examining seals, stamps, paper fasteners, writing instruments