Questioned Documents

Author: Jay Levinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124454903
Format: PDF
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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 Document Examination

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

Forensic Handwriting Identification

Author: Ron Morris
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125076401
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A specialist in questioned documents, Morris reviews he basic concepts of what affect people's writing, such as how they hold the pen; position the paper; move their fingers, hand, wrist; and so on. The examiner, he explains, should be able to visual the movements of the writer, evaluate pen direction, and determine the significance of such factors as relative relationships between the various parts of writing and the influence of writing on paper with or without a pre-drawn base. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Manual of Forensic Odontology Fifth Edition

Author: David R. Senn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439851344
Format: PDF, Docs
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Advances in forensic odontology have led to improvements in dental identification for individual cases as well as in disaster victim identification (DVI). New and updated technologies mean advances in bitemark analysis and age estimation. Growth in the field has strengthened missing persons’ networks leading to more and faster identifications of unidentified individuals. A product of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition provides comprehensive and up-to-date information involving all facets of forensic dentistry and explores critical issues relating to the scientific principles supporting the field’s evaluations and conclusions. New information in the Fifth Edition includes Scientific principles and the need for more and better research in the field Oral and maxillofacial radiographic features of forensic interest Forensic pathology and its ties to forensic odontology New techniques and improved technologies for age estimation Advances in bitemark evidence management Animal bitemarks National and international forensic dental organizations Tips for becoming involved in forensic odontology The manual has been an important source of forensic dentistry information for more than 20 years. This new edition is edited by a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and a past Chair of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Expanded and enhanced with extensive color illustrations, this volume is designed to provide essential information based on sound scientific principles for experienced forensic odontologists and for those new to the discipline.

Forensic Nursing

Author: Donna M. Garbacz Bader
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420067316
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The forensic nurse has a powerful role in medical-legal investigations. Going beyond the nurse’s traditional role, forensic nurses are often at the forefront of evidence collection and preservation. They can maintain an evidentiary chain of custody, testify as an expert witness in a court of law, care for victims, assist victims’ families, and work with the community and law enforcement by providing educational programs. Forensic Nursing: A Concise Manual presents practical information directed at the range of activities that forensic nurses perform, offering guidelines for examining and correlating medical, psychological, ethical, and legal data specific to victims. The First Forensic Nursing Text to Offer a Full Range of Instructor’s Materials The book begins with an introduction to the fields of forensic nursing and forensic science. It discusses crime scene and death investigation, evidence collection, autopsies, legal issues, and ethics. It examines the nursing process as an organizational tool for identifying both the medical needs of the victim and the legal aspects of crime scene investigation. The authors pinpoint the role of the forensic nurse in an array of incident scenarios, including nursing home death, excited delirium syndrome, blunt and sharp force injuries, gunshot wounds, asphyxia, child abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. They also explore human trafficking and the forensic nurse’s role in mass disasters. Lastly, the book provides emergency room recommendations, discusses profiling and forensic anthropology, and offers guidance on working with grieving family members. Using a succinct outline format, the text is complemented by illustrative flowcharts and references in each chapter for further study. With contributions by notable forensic specialists, this volume shows the potential of this exciting new field and demonstrates how forensic nurses can make a difference in their communities and their profession.

The Forensic Psychologist s Report Writing Guide

Author: Sarah Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317554132
Format: PDF
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The Forensic Psychologist’s Reporting Writing Guide is the first book to provide both student trainees and practitioners with best practice guidance for one of the core skills of their role. Written and edited by an international range of experts from the UK, North America and Australasia, it provides clear advice on a range of assessments, from psychometric tests to personality functioning, and includes real-life examples to illustrate key points. Uniquely, the book also offers guidance on the range of different client groups that forensic psychologists work with across both civil and legal contexts, including juveniles, female clients, couples and those with cognitive impairments. From core principles to writing style to key issues, each chapter also includes a checklist of advice and further reading. Comprehensive and practical, The Forensic Psychologist’s Reporting Writing Guide is a user-friendly companion to this critical and often overlooked skill, and will be essential reading for both neophyte and experienced forensic psychologists alike.

Guidelines for failure investigation

Author: Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers). Task Committee on Guidelines for Failure Investigation
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Guidelines for Failure Investigation by the Task Committee on Guidelines for Failure Investigations of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers provides an overview to the functions and responsibilities of the successful failure investigation. The Guidelines covers all aspects of the investigative process from the planning stage, the development of a failure hypothesis, and the preparation of a concise report, to the engineer's role as an expert witness. To help explain this process, two investigations in specific engineering disciplines, geotechical and structural, are developed in detail. With this complete coverage, the Guidelines not only provides an introduction to the investigative process for the initiate forensic engineer, but also supplies the veteran investigator with references and guidance.

Principles of Forensic Medicine

Author: Stephen P. Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781900151351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Principles of Forensic Medicine is a concise, practical guide for anyone working in the field of forensic medicine. Frontline police surgeons, forensic physicians, forensic medical officers and forensic medical examiners will find this book invaluable in defining good practice, as viewed by a senior police surgeon responsible for establishing one of the leading training courses in the UK. Additionally, those involved less directly with police custodial or forensic assessment, especially those working purely in child or adult sexual abuse, will benefit from the wealth of information contained in this book. Dr Robinson has placed special emphasis on the importance of communication, consent, confidentiality, record keeping, statement and report writing. His text is fully referenced and provides an immediate source of precedent and vital information for any situation concerning patients in police custody or individuals for whom forensic assessment is required. The role of forensic physicians in court is highlighted and police officers, particularly custody officers and criminal investigation teams, lawyers and judiciary will learn much from Principles of Forensic Medicine and gain a full understanding of the duties and ethical requirements of the doctor within the criminal medicolegal context.

Expert testimony

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This concise, well-organized book covers witness credibility, preparation, direct & cross-examination, depositions, discovery, & ethics. Lubet's chapters on cross-examination & deposition testimony are especially helpful in preparing an expert to withstand an assault by the other side's lawyer. . . . Although aimed primarily at experts, Lubet's book is also an excellent resource for the lawyers who hire them. Even veteran litigators may pick up practical pointers on handling expert witnesses who want to know more than what a retaining lawyer has told them. Lubet, who also wrote a trial practice handbook for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, is a master at leading one through complex materials, which is helpful for novice trial lawyers facing their first trials . . . . He provides clear information about testifying, & he bolsters the information with good examples. The chapters on direct & cross-examinations are good for both lawyers & experts. Lawyers should read this book for a primer an direct & crossBy analyzing & demystifying every aspect of expert testimony, Lubet has created a work that is indispensable to accountants, physicians, psychologists, forensic scientists, engineers, attorneys, & those who are retained as or engage the services of expert witnesses.

Forensische Handschriftenuntersuchung ein Handbuch F r Juristen

Author: Radostin Belensky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781718147546
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Das Buch konzentriert sich auf die Bedürfnisse der täglichen Praxis (Rechtsprechung und Forensik), und bietet dem Leser kompaktes Wissen in den Bereichen:- Objekte, Aufgaben und Methoden in verschiedenen Arten von Expertisen von Dokumenten verwendet werden;- Die Anforderungen an die Organisation von Expertisen;- Die Einzelheiten der Entstehung und Präsentation der Gutachten;- Prozess der Aufnahme des Gutachtens und der Befragung der Experte.Diese Fragen werden ausführlich genug, um die Bedürfnisse der beiden Anwälte und Experten von Dokumenten erfüllen diskutiert.Das Buch ist für ein breites Publikum bestimmt - Anwälte, Bankangestellte, beratenden Sicherheit angestellte, Jurastudenten.