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Forensic Handwriting Examination: A Definitive Guide by Reed Hayes
ISBN No. 0-9778415-0-2 Hard bound, 254 pages, indexed, fully illustrated

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION TO HANDWRITING EXAMINATION.1
What are Handwriting and Document Examiners? .1
What Are Handwriting Analysts? ..2
What is an Expert Witness? ..3
What are Documents? ..4
What is Forgery? ..4
What Types of Documents are Forged? .6
Potential Clients 6

2. REVIEWING THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT ..8
Multiple Page Documents 12
3. THE BASIS OF HANDWRITING EXAMINATION ..14
Handwriting Examination and the Scientific Method .17
Principles and Theories of Writing Identification .18

4. PRIMARY HANDWRITING FEATURES .22
Class Characteristics 22
Pictorial Appearance ..25
Arrangement .26
Size and Proportion .30
Pressure ..33
Spacing 35
Connecting Strokes ..38
Hiatuses and Pen Lifts 41
Initial and Terminal Strokes 44
Embellishments ..45
Abbreviations ..46
Slant ..47
Punctuation, Dots and Diacritics ..49
Signs and Symbols 52
Printing 54
Numerals 58
Spelling 60
Letter Form/Design ..63
Pen Direction ..65

5. COMPLEX WRITING FEATURES .68
Movement .68
Writing Skill .70
Rhythm 72
Speed 74
Pen scope/writing impulse ..77

6. LINE QUALITY ..79
Evaluating Line Quality 82
Influence of Writing Instrument ..83
Influence of Writing Surface and Paper ..85
Line Quality in Photocopied Handwriting .85
Tremor .86

7. HANDWRITING VARIABLES 91
Natural Variation ..91
Assessing Natural Variation 96
Accidentals 97
Internal Influences 97
External Influences 101

8. COMPARISON STANDARDS ..103
Legal Precedents .103
Significance of Comparison Material .104
Legality of Standards 106
Scope and Quality of Standards .108
Request Exemplars .111

9. THE EXAMINATION PROCESS ..117
Preliminary Considerations ..117
Examination Guidelines .119
Suggested Examination Protocol ..120
Comparison of Specific Handwriting Features .123
Conclusions Based on the Examination 126

10. SIGNATURE EVALUATION 134
Initials 139
Forged Signatures ..141

11. ANONYMOUS WRITING 147
Types of Anonymous Writings ..148
Investigating Anonymous Writing ..150
Disguise in Anonymous Writing Cases 153
Penetrating the Disguise .157
Comparison Features 158

12. DISGUISED WRITING ..160
Types of Disguise ..163
Self-disguised Signatures ..166

13. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS .169
Influence of Alcohol .169
Handwriting of the Elderly 172
Alzheimer's Disease ..175

14. CASE HISTORY NO. 1 ..177
15. CASE HISTORY NO. 2 ..182


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