Forensic Handwriting Identification

Author: Ron Morris
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125076401
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Criminal Evidence

Author: Judy Hails
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495095818
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to serve as a helpful accompaniment to your coursework, Hails's brief and informative text discusses key evidentiary topics common in criminal proceedings within a practical, reader-friendly format that emphasizes real-world applications. The book thoroughly explores constitutional issues essential to the collection and seizure of admissible evidence and legal interrogation, carefully outlining concepts and processes applicable to every state and pointing out where great interstate variation exists or specific state codes may have a strong impact. Full of realistic case scenarios, the text focuses on material that prepares you to apply your knowledge and skills as a working law enforcement professional fully immersed in the realities of today's society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forensic Science

Author: Stuart H. James
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482274108
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, 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.

Forensic Psychiatry An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics E Book

Author: Charles Scott
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747505
Format: PDF
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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.

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.