Forensic Document Examination: Principles and Practice by Katherine M. KoppenhaverForensic Document Examination: Principles and Practice by Katherine M. Koppenhaver

Forensic Document Examination: Principles and Practice

byKatherine M. Koppenhaver

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Forensic Document Examination: Principles and Practice is the first textbook written specifically for the study of questioned document analysis. The text comprehensively reviews document examination, with specific attention to handwriting identification and forgery detection. Fundamental principles and techniques of document examination are presented throughout in a concise, straightforward manner. Specific concepts attended to include the factors that affect handwriting; the characteristics of handwriting; the guidelines for determining the authenticity or spuriousness of handwriting; and the proper methods for examining a case from start to finish. For the first time, criminal justice students and others requiring an introduction to document analysis will have a resource to consult that outlines the proper method for analyzing handwriting and a detailed procedure for preparing a document case. In addition to its utility as a textbook for document analysis, Forensic Document Examination: Principles and Practice will be an invaluable resource for professionals in fields where interaction with document examiners is commonplace. Police officers, private investigators, and attorneys will all benefit from a basic understanding of document examination and what is required for a document examiner to complete an assignment.
Title:Forensic Document Examination: Principles and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:331 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377538

ISBN - 13:9781617377532

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Table of Contents

Contents:DedicationForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Evolution of the Written WordChapter 2: Principles of HandwritingChapter 3: Factors that Cause Changes in HandwritingChapter 4: Handprinting and NumeralsChapter 5: History of Document ExaminationChapter 6: ForgeryChapter 7: Other Types of FraudChapter 8: Equipping a LaboratoryChapter 9: Care and Handling of DocumentsChapter 10: Standards of ComparisonChapter 11: Systematic Examination of HandwritingChapter 12: Master PatternChapter 13: Detecting Fraudulent DocumentsChapter 14: Weighing the EvidenceChapter 15: Preparing ReportsChapter 16: Alteration of DocumentsChapter 17: Disguised WritingChapter 18: Disguise Versus SimulationChapter 19: Check and Credit Card FraudChapter 20: PaperChapter 21: Writing InstrumentsChapter 22: Seals, Stamps, and PaperChapter 23: Typewriters and PrintersChapter 24: Duplicating MethodsChapter 25: Desktop PublishingChapter 26: The Discovery ProcessChapter 27: The Litigation ProcessChapter 28: Demonstrative EvidenceChapter 29: Court CasesAppendicesGlossariesWork CitedIndex