Forensic Examination of Documents

Author: Radostin Belensky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520564661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This how-to handbook includes:- Legal and forensic aspects of concept of document and types of documents;- How documents are protected and how they should be handled;- What types of documents the document examiner needs to perform an examination;- The laboratory equipment used in the document examination;- Basic steps in expert examination of documents and standard which have to be followed by document examiners;- The particularities of the handwriting examination: concept, attributes and characteristics of the handwriting; factors influencing on the handwriting and signature; examination of signatures and numerals;- The peculiarities of the materials of the handwritten document and research methods in their examination: paper, inks, printings, writing instruments, stamps and stamp impressions;- Alterations in documents: what methods are used for and by what features could be detected erasures, insertions, forgeries;- Basic concepts in examination of written language - linguistic examination to detect the intellectual author of the document (including anonymous letters);- What questions could be solved through the forensic document examination.The object of the book is to provide an outline of the subject to both - those involved in the forensic document examination - experts, lawyers, litigants and those outside the discipline but have a professional interest in the subject,;The book can, also, be of value to trainees in document examination and forensic science students.The aimed audiences are lawyers, police officers, investigators to enable them to understand the basis of the forensic examination of documents. Details are sufficient to provide an introduction to the subject; but, as it deals with the essential requirements of the discipline, it should serve as a guide to those entering the profession. It may also be of some assistance to those already in practice.

Questioned Documents

Author: Jay Levinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124454903
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Questioned documents are any documents that may be used as evidence in a trial, ranging from handwritten notes to counterfeit currency to contracts. This concise new handbook is designed specifically to aid lawyers involved in cases that involve questioned documents (QD) evidence. It explains the basics of document examination and helps litigators improve the way they present document evidence and question witnesses. It also provides references to professional literature and other legal sources, making it easy to find further information when needed. Questioned Documents: A Lawyer's Handbook provides analyses applied to many types of investigations and types of documents. It outlines the techniques for determining authenticity, age, ink and paper sources, handwriting identification, equipment used, forgeries, alterations, erasures, and more. In addition to helping the attorneys who mush present the QD evidence and ask the questions, this handbook is also an important resource for the expert witnesses who will be asked those questions at trial. Key Features * Explains the basics of document examination and shows how they apply to a variety of cases * Helps litigators improve the way they present document evidence and interrogate witnesses * Saves hours in pre-trial interviews by providing lawyers with the a thorough knowledge of the topic * Presents case examples from the US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Nepal, Israel, Jordan, Russia, Romania and more * Includes actual questions that can be asked of expert witnesses * Provides an extensive list of references and research suggestions * Helps document examiners learn about the application of their expertise in the courtroom, and what to expect when questioned by attorneys

Forensic Examination of Signatures

Author: Radostin Belensky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520667744
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book "Forensic Examination of Signatures" suggests some of the questions that one might ask of an examiner and provides a knowledge for both experienced document examiners and lawyers. The book would be of help to the proper education of novices.This book presents, in a general manner, how to approach examination of signatures and then, in particular, how to investigate different types of signatures. In systematic manner are presented the general organization and methodology of the signature examination.Furthermore, the signature examination is discussed in detail in three basic areas: 1) Identificational examinations: variants of the signatures of the same person; signatures, modified because administrative and legal reasons; similar signatures; receipt signatures; identification of initials and illiterates' marks; examination of digitally captured signatures.2) Non-identificational examinations: signatures influenced by alcohol and drugs; assisted or guided signatures; illness signatures; examination of signatures with remoteness in time; old age signatures; signatures affixed with non-habitual hand; signatures on behalf of nonexistent persons; memorabilia, artwork, and historical documents signatures.3) Manipulations of signatures: imitation, self forgery; genuine signatures which have been obtained by trickery; copied signatures; mechanical signaturesLastly, it was paid attention to pertinent questions on the presenting of the expert examination in the courtroom: expert report, direct examination, cross-examination, depositions and exhibits.

Attorney s Guide to Document Examination

Author: Katherine Koppenhaver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567204704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guides lawyers through the entire process of forensic document examination, including handwriting analysis, equipment identification, fraud and forgery detection, and cross-examination of opposing witnesses.

Forensic Document Examination

Author: Katherine M. Koppenhaver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781597453011
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Line by Line

Author: Michael Wakshull
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985729400
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Forensic document examination, performed correctly, is a reliable discipline that can demonstrate the innocence of your client or the guilt of your opponent. Used strategically, it can help you settle out of court. When court is necessary, your document examiner can present a case so clearly that the outcome is beyond doubt. To achieve this, your document examiner must be proficient in the latest techniques and adept at reporting results. Knowing the techniques and strategies behind this discipline is crucial to selecting a proficient examiner. This book is an in-depth guide to help attorneys and legal professionals avoid common pitfalls in using forensic document examination. It dispels misunderstandings about the work performed by an examiner and their conclusions. You will learn the types of cases document examiners investigate, how you can partner with an examiner to develop your case and what deliverables to expect.

Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law

Author: Ronald Roesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766851
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Designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers,Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers provides insight into what to expect from forensic mental health evaluations and how to navigate these assessments with skill and competence. The volume is divided into sections by evaluation type: criminal, civil, and juvenile and family evaluations. Each chapter addresses one of the most commonly requested forensic evaluations and is written by a forensic psychologist with both academic and professional experience with that type of evaluation.

Forensic Science for Writers

Author: Phillip Jones
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483510247
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you want forensics to play a starring role in your fiction, but you find that you’re not quite sure what it’s all about? Forensic Science for Writers reveals how investigators analyze blood, DNA, fingerprints, hair, documents, ammunition, corpses, and other physical evidence. The book won the 2013 Silver Award in the Writing/Publishing division of the Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. From the code-breaking tricks of the cyber-sleuth to the traditional procedures of the autopsy room, you’ll investigate the strengths and weaknesses of forensic science. But Forensic Science for Writers is not just about science. And it’s not just about forensic speak. You’ll learn how to use forensics to create plot twists. And you’ll see how best-selling authors successfully incorporated forensic science in their stories. You’ll also learn common misconceptions about forensic analysis that plague films and novels – the types of errors that you’ll want to avoid in your own writing. “If you’ve been getting your forensic details from television, try this instead! It’s packed with an amazing amount of detail, and helps the reader sort out not only what can be done, but exactly who does it,” says Moira Allen, author of Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer. “I found myself exclaiming, ‘I didn’t know THAT!’ Now I do!” Forensic Science for Writers is based upon an online course that was offered through colleges and other organizations. More than 800 students took the course, including writers, schoolteachers, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys. Here’s what some students had to say: “As an already successful writer, I am sure I will refer to these lessons over the coming years as I continue to write novels.” “Thank you so much for all of the information you gave us! I feel much more confident now about the forensic aspects of my writing. I especially liked how you gave us ideas in our lessons about how evidence and the processing of that evidence could create plot twists.” “Thanks. I needed that for the screenplay I’m working on.” “I am a Police Officer and have found this course interesting, factual, and very informative. I will certainly use this information daily and when I pursue training in the Forensic Identification Bureau.”

Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents

Author: William H. Beecken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119349877
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical advantage for entry-level fraud examiners with start-to-finish casework Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents provides critical practice for students and new CPAs; criminal and insurance investigators; and attorneys seeking additional guidance on real-world fraud investigation. With five cases that include over 100 pages of documentation, this guide helps you put your conceptual knowledge to work as you conduct full-length Fraud Examinations from predication through report. Short instructional narratives guide you through tools like horizontal and vertical analysis, report writing, and other important tasks, while Excel templates streamline the process and kick start your investigation. Multiple-choice questions help you gauge your understanding and practical mastery, while expert guidance throughout prompts you to draw on your existing knowledge and apply it to casework. With a focus on asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud, these cases provide highly relevant experience for real-world practice. Learning concept isn't always enough to do the job effectively; "knowing" is different from "applying,” yet few practical resources exist for new and aspiring fraud examiners—until now. This book provides the much-needed practice that helps examiners polish their skills, with expert guidance every step of the way. Conduct actual Fraud Examinations Perform horizontal and vertical analyses Review checks and decode debit card transactions Examine adjustments to electronic records Perform simple forensic data analytics Vouch to/from documentation Write complete Fraud Examination reports Prepare court-ready schedules and audio-visuals As you work your way through the cases, you'll develop the skills and instinct experienced examiners rely upon every day. You'll hone your analytical edge and master the essentials of report writing, leaving you fully equipped to conduct a thorough investigation and deliver your findings clearly, comprehensively, and authoritatively. Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents is a vital resource for students and new fraud examiners seeking a practical advantage in real-world skills.