Forensic Handwriting Identification

Author: Ron Morris
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125076401
Format: PDF, ePub
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Handwriting and hand-printing analysis is applied to many types of investigation: fraud, homicide, suicide, drug trafficking and clandestine labs, sexual offences, threats and extortion, brlackmail, arson, bombings, and theft. This text covers the major principles involved in handwriting and hand-printing analysis. Lawyers and investigators will learn about interpreting an examiner's report; the significance of various handwriting opinions; and the influencing factors which must be considered. Naturally, students of document examination can gain much from such a practical, yet rigorously scientific, treatment of the subject. * Shows investigators how to obtain handwriting specimens and evidence * Provides model specimen handwriting forms * Covers best practices for properly identifying, collecting, understanding,and examining evidence

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.

Forensic Science

Author: Stuart H. James
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482274108
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Criminal profiling, cyberforensics, accident reconstruction. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques is the first introductory text to present forensic science in its broadest sense, encompassing classic criminalistics and beyond. Packed with over 350 full-color illustrations, the book offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, covering: Trace Evidence Forensic Toxicology DNA Analysis and its Legal Aspects Questioned Documents Drug Analysis Crime Scene Investigation Firearms and Tool marks Biological Fluids Fingerprints In addition, you get full-chapter, state-of-the-art accounts of topics such as: Forensic Pathology and Traumatic Death Forensic Odontology Forensic Anthropology Forensic Taphonomy Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns Footwear Evidence Tire Imprint Evidence Forensic Engineering Vehicular Accident Reconstruction Computer Crime Forensic Psychology, Psychiatry, and Profiling Highly respected experts active in each discipline share their expertise, their cases, and up-to-date techniques, while careful editing has made that information accessible to non-scientists. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques offers a clear, comprehensive overview that reveals the breadth and richness of the forensic sciences to students entering the field and practitioners who need to collaborate outside their disciplines.

Foundations of Forensic Document Analysis

Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118646894
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Essentials of Forensic Document Analysis is writtenprimarily with the student of general forensic science in mind;other texts cater well for the trainee document examiner who willhave a greater need for an in depth description of the specialtythan will the student. It introduces all of the essentialideas that underpin the work of the forensic document examiner in acompact and straightforward way so that the student can readilygrasp them and, for those who wish to read further, there are manyreferences to the relevant published literature. The book covers the following topics: • A short history of forensic document examination,including a critique of the acceptance of evidence from forensicdocument examiners by the courts. • Handwriting examination including the physiology ofhandwriting, the learning of handwriting, and the forensicexamination of handwriting • Signature examination • Word processing including typing and copying, theexamination of computer printers including laser printers andinkjet printers and the examination of fax machines • The examination of conventionally printed documentsusing letterpress, intaglio, offset lithography and securityprinting • The examination of counterfeit documents includingpassports and currency, including aspects of security features inthe construction of documents. • Altered documents including ink and papercomparisons • The examination of documents for indented handwritingincluding use of ESDA and other means • Dating documents • Evidence presentation in cases involving the forensicdocument examiner Each examination type will be described both in terms of itsprocedural basis but also the science and reasoning that underpinsit. The reader will be able to relate the different kinds ofinterpretation skills used by the document examiner to those usedin other forensic disciplines. In order to enable readers to assess their own understanding,there are some practical exercises available on the companionwebsite which demonstrate the core principles of forensic documentexamination, together with multiple choice questions which test thestudents’ understanding of the knowledge of the subject.

Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2017

Author: Sebastiano Battiato
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319685481
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The two-volume set LNCS 10484 and 10485 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2017, held in Catania, Italy, in September 2017. The 138 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 229 submissions. The papers cover both classic and the most recent trends in image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition, addressing both theoretical and applicative aspects. They are organized in the following topical sections: video analysis and understanding; pattern recognition and machine learning; multiview geometry and 3D computer vision; image analysis, detection and recognition; multimedia; biomedical and assistive technology; information forensics and security; imaging for cultural heritage and archaeology; and imaging solutions for improving the quality of life.

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

Forensic Psychiatry An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics E Book

Author: Charles Scott
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747505
Format: PDF, ePub
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This subject, written for psychiatrists, is of importance and relevance to psychiatrists dealing with apsects of the practice that cross with legal professionals and with school and corporate professionals. This subject of Forensic Psychiatry presents topics on: Psychopharmacologic treatment of aggression; Assessment of blackouts and claimed amnesia; Forensic assessment of bullying; Testamentary capacity and guardianship assessments; Psychological testing and the assessment of malingering; Child murder by parents; Mass murderers: who are they and how might we stop them?; Child pornography and the Internet; Do’s and don’ts of depositions; Juvenile offenders: Updates on competency and culpability; The role of the forensic psychiatrist in the immigration process; and Psychiatric Management of the Problematic Employee. The topics are presented to include coverage of Nature and Definition of the Problem, Physical Examination, Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Clinical Assessment Strategies, Psychiatric Testing Strategies, Reaching an Opinion, with Key Points of every topic.

Fundamentals of Forensic Science

Author: Max M. Houck
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012800231X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fundamentals of Forensic Science, Third Edition, provides current case studies that reflect the ways professional forensic scientists work, not how forensic academicians teach. The book includes the binding principles of forensic science, including the relationships between people, places, and things as demonstrated by transferred evidence, the context of those people, places, and things, and the meaningfulness of the physical evidence discovered, along with its value in the justice system. Written by two of the leading experts in forensic science today, the book approaches the field from a truly unique and exciting perspective, giving readers a new understanding and appreciation for crime scenes as recent pieces of history, each with evidence that tells a story. Straightforward organization that includes key terms, numerous feature boxes emphasizing online resources, historical events, and figures in forensic science Compelling, actual cases are included at the start of each chapter to illustrate the principles being covered Effective training, including end-of-chapter questions – paired with a clear writing style making this an invaluable resource for professors and students of forensic science Over 250 vivid, color illustrations that diagram key concepts and depict evidence encountered in the field

Forensic Science Fundamentals and Investigations

Author: Anthony J. Bertino
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305077113
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With today's popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. Now you can guide that excitement into a profitable learning experience with the help of the innovative, new FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E. This dynamic, visually powerful text has been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what you need for your high school course. Now an established best-seller, FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science in your course. Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the National Science Education Standards, clearly identified by icons. This book balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollectionTM database provides instant access to hundreds of journals and Internet resources that spark the interest of today's high school students. The new edition includes one new chapter on entomology and new capstone projects that integrate the concepts learned throughout the text. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what you need to ensure that students receive a solid, integrated science education that keeps readers at all learning levels enthused about science. FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E sets the standard in high school forensic science . . . case closed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.