Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age

Author: Heidi H. Harralson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522885
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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.

Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age Advances in handwriting research and technology

Author: Heidi H. Harralson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781317522867
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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.

Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images Fundamentals Methods and Applications

Author: Yongjie Jessica Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319099949
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images, CompIMAGE 2014, held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in September 2014. The 29 revised full papers presented together with 10 short papers and 6 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: medical treatment, imaging and analysis; image registration, denoising and feature identification; image segmentation; shape analysis, meshing and graphs; medical image processing and simulations; image recognition, reconstruction and predictive modeling; image-based modeling and simulations; and computer vision and data-driven investigations.

Expert Bytes

Author: Vlad Atanasiu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466591919
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Expert Bytes: Computer Expertise in Forensic Documents — Players, Needs, Resources and Pitfalls —introduces computer scientists and forensic document examiners to the computer expertise of forensic documents and assists them with the design of research projects in this interdisciplinary field. This is not a textbook on how to perform the actual forensic document expertise or program expertise software, but a project design guide, an anthropological inquiry, and a technology, market, and policies review. After reading this book you will have deepened your knowledge on: What computational expertise of forensic documents is What has been done in the field so far and what the future looks like What the expertise is worth, what its public image is, and how to improve both Who is doing what in the field, where, and for how much How the expertise software functions The primary target readers are computer scientists and forensic document examiners, at the student and professional level. Paleographers, historians of science and technology, and scientific policy makers can also profit from the book. Concise and practical, featuring an attractive and functional layout design, the book is supplemented with graphical data representations, statistics, resource lists, and extensive references to facilitate further study.

Huber and Headrick s Handwriting Identification

Author: Heidi H. Harralson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351648500
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"Forensic document examination is the study of physical evidence and physical evidence cannot lie. Only its interpretation can err. Only the failure to find it, or to hear its true testimony can deprive it of its value."—Roy Huber This is a comprehensive update of Huber and Headrick's seminal work on handwriting examination. New coverage includes a review of forensic handwriting examination research, handwriting analysis training and proficiency, revised methods and procedures, an updated listing and clarification of terminology and electronic signatures, the analysis of digitized handwriting, and other related technological advances. The book includes updated photographs, several added illustrations, and advances in techniques based on the scientific research conducted in the area over the last 20 years. Features of the new edition include: The latest on electronic signatures, digital handwriting, automated handwriting verification, and the many advances in technology and research over the last two decades An overview of the fundamentals of handwriting examination with updated discussion of the intrinsic and extrinsic variables associated with handwriting identification A review of the criticism of handwriting expert opinions and methodology, addressing both the strengths and scientific limitations of the area Fully revised while remaining true to the spirit and approach of original authors Roy Huber and A. M. Headrick Addition of nearly 200 new references and new glossary terms representing advances in research and methods. With extensive photographs to help clearly illustrate concepts, Huber and Headrick’s Handwriting Identification: Facts and Fundamentals, Second Edition serves as an invaluable reference to law libraries, practicing document examiners, forensic and criminal justice students, and every lawyer handling cases in which the authenticity of handwriting and documents might be disputed.

Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Jacqueline T. Fish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317523423
Format: PDF
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Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and a chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience.

Forensic Linguistics

Author: Gerald R. McMenamin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420041177
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ted Kaczynski's manifesto. The ransom note for Jon Benét Ramsey. The anthrax letters threatening our government and media agencies. With the aid of forensic linguistics, the words criminals leave behind in their unsigned letters can be as distinctive as a signature or voice. Although the linguistic study of language is well established, this important analytical tool is something new for many jurors, judges, attorneys, and other forensic specialists dealing with both criminal and civil cases. Forensic Linguistics: Advances in Forensic Stylistics provides an introduction to the field for those who need to understand what linguist-witnesses do, and aids those experts who need to talk about what they do in non-technical terms. Stylistics is an identification method which seeks to match one piece of writing to another by analyzing such factors as spelling, text arrangement, abbreviations, word formation, characteristic words and phrases, and syntax. Forensic Linguistics: Advances in Forensic Stylistics documents current advances in this field, including quantitative methods of data analysis, a new way to provide scientific standardization, and new research directed at providing baseline data for determining the significance of style markers. The book begins with concise coverage of linguistics and writing. It then focuses on the specifics of stylistics, including summaries of over 70 authorship cases. Finally, it presents chapters covering style and stylistics in Spanish, Gujarati, Korean, and Japanese. With a clear and comprehensive presentation, Forensic Linguistics: Advances in Forensic Stylistics helps readers understand recent advances in the theory and method of forensic stylistics for authorship identification.

Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice

Author: Kevin J. Strom
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324400
Format: PDF
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Uniting forensics, law, and social science in meaningful and relevant ways, Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice, by Kevin J. Strom and Matthew J. Hickman, is structured around current research on how forensic evidence is being used and how it is impacting the justice system. This unique book—written by nationally known scholars in the field—includes five sections that explore the demand for forensic services, the quality of forensic services, the utility of forensic services, post-conviction forensic issues, and the future role of forensic science in the administration of justice. The authors offer policy-relevant directions for both the criminal justice and forensic fields and demonstrate how the role of the crime laboratory in the American justice system is evolving in concert with technological advances as well as changing demands and competing pressures for laboratory resources.

Forensic Document Examination

Author: Jane Lewis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124104193
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Forensic Document Examination enlightens forensic document examiners, forensic investigators, attorneys and others using the services of forensic document examiners with the basic principles and current trends in the area. Standards and methodologies apply now, 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 2.0 and Photoshop. Covers basic principles and methodologies used in forensic document examination Contains state-of-the-art techniques and new trends Includes research over the last ten years and describes the future direction of forensic document examination