The Neuroscience of Handwriting

Author: Michael P. Caligiuri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143987140X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Daubert trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases has established that scientific expert testimony must be based on science grounded in empirical research. As such, greater scrutiny is being placed on questioned document examination generally, and handwriting comparison in particular. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, The Neuroscience of Handwriting: Applications in Forensic Document Examination examines the essential neuroscientific principles underlying normal and pathological hand motor control and handwriting. Topics discussed include: Fundamental principles in the neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of hand motor control and their application to research in handwriting The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and motor characteristics of neurogenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, essential tremor, and motor neuron disease and their effects on handwriting Psychotropic medications prescribed for depression, bipolar disorder, and psychosis; their mechanisms of action; and their effect on motor behavior and handwriting The impact of substance abuse on handwriting An overview of the aging process and its effects on motor control and handwriting The kinematic approach and new findings on the kinematic analyses of genuine, disguised, and forged signatures The authors’ laboratory research on authentic and forged signatures An essential resource for professionals and researchers in the forensic documentation examination and legal communities, this volume provides a window on the scientific process of signature and handwriting authentication, integrating the extensive research on neural processes and exploring how disease, medication, and advanced age alter these processes.

Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions Second Edition

Author: Christophe Champod
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498728952
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since its publication, the first edition of Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions has become a classic in the field. This second edition is completely updated, focusing on the latest technology and techniques—including current detection procedures, applicable processing and analysis methods—all while incorporating the expansive growth of literature on the topic since the publication of the original edition. Forensic science has been challenged in recent years as a result of errors, courts and other scientists contesting verdicts, and changes of a fundamental nature related to previous claims of infallibility and absolute individualization. As such, these factors represent a fundamental change in the way training, identifying, and reporting should be conducted. This book addresses these questions with a clear viewpoint as to where the profession—and ridge skin identification in particular—must go and what efforts and research will help develop the field over the next several years. The second edition introduces several new topics, including Discussion of ACE-V and research results from ACE-V studies Computerized marking systems to help examiners produce reports New probabilistic models and decision theories about ridge skin evidence interpretation, introducing Bayesnet tools Fundamental understanding of ridge mark detection techniques, with the introduction of new aspects such as nanotechnology, immunology and hyperspectral imaging Overview of reagent preparation and application Chapters cover all aspects of the subject, including the formation of friction ridges on the skin, the deposition of latent marks, ridge skin mark identification, the detection and enhancement of such marks, as well the recording of fingerprint evidence. The book serves as an essential reference for practitioners working in the field of fingermark detection and identification, as well as legal and police professionals and anyone studying forensic science with a view to understanding current thoughts and challenges in dactyloscopy.

Huber and Headrick s Handwriting Identification

Author: Heidi H. Harralson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351648500
Format: PDF
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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.

Wie man das Eis bricht

Author: Leil Lowndes
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864155061
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hat nicht jeder von uns schon einmal jene Menschen bewundert, denen scheinbar alles zufliegt? Sie kommen auf Partys mit jedem mühelos ins Gespräch und schwingen aus dem Stand druckreife Reden in großer Runde. Sie haben die besten Jobs, die interessantesten Freunde und feiern die tollsten Partys. Dabei sind sie bestimmt nicht klüger oder sehen besser aus als wir. Nein! Es ist ihre besondere Art, mit anderen ins Gespräch zu kommen und auf sie zu- und einzugehen und das kann jeder lernen. Leil Lowndes einfache und wirkungsvolle Tricks öffnen die Tür zum Erfolg in allen Lebensbereichen in Liebe, Leben und Beruf. Witzig und intelligent vereint dieses Buch spannende Beobachtungen menschlicher Schwächen mit unschlagbaren Kommunikationsstrategien. 92 einfache Wege zum Erfolg in jeder Lebenslage.

Risikogesellschaft

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518750658
Format: PDF, ePub
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»Arm an geschichtlichen Katastrophen war dieses Jahrhundert wahrlich nicht: zwei Weltkriege, Auschwitz, Nagasaki, dann Harrisburg und Bhopal, nun Tschernobyl. Das zwingt zur Behutsamkeit der Wortwahl und schärft den Blick für die historischen Besonderheiten. Alles Leid, alle Not, alle Gewalt, die Menschen Menschen zugefügt haben, kannt bisher nur die Kategorien der ›anderen‹ - Juden, Schwarze, Frauen, Asylanten, Dissidenten, Kommunisten usw.«

Handbuch der Reifentechnik

Author: Horst W. Stumpf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709165199
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mit dem raschen technischen Fortschritt im Automobilbau muss auch die Reifenindustrie Schritt halten. Höhere Geschwindigkeiten und stärkere Gewichtsbelastungen stellen große Ansprüche an Entwicklung, Produktion, Wartung und Kontrolle von Reifen. Bisher war man auf Broschüren von Reifenherstellern zu einzelnen Spezialthemen angewiesen. Dieses Handbuch gibt nun erstmals einen fundierten Überblick, der ergänzt wird durch Fragebögen zur Erhebung von Unfallursachen für Sachverständige.