The Scientific Examination of Documents

The Scientific Examination of Documents

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Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest techniques and technological advances, this second edition provides and clear, concise overview of modern forensic document examination. The scientific methods applied to elucidate questions about whether a document is genuine, whose writing is on it, and any alterations to information on it are explained in detail. Handwriting, typewriting, inks, paper, and other factors which make up documents are discussed and techniques involving infrared radiation, ultraviolet radiation, electrostatic detection, and microscopical examination are described. It is an invaluable guide for trainees and more experienced document examiners.show more

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  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 174 x 250 x 18mm | 539.78g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748405801
  • 9780748405800

Table of contents

Introduction. Handwriting: The Variations Between Normal Writings. Handwriting: Accidental and Deliberate Modification of Handwriting. Handwriting: The purposes and Principles of Scientific Examination. Handwriting: The Collection of Samples.Typewriting and Typescripts. The Materials of Handwritten Documents: Substances and Techniques. Printed and Photocopied Document Examination. Incidental Marks and Other Scientific Examinations. The Functions of Photography in Document Examination andOther Special Techniques. Document Examination in Court.show more

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