Handwriting analysis


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Handwriting analysis

Forensic Examination of Handwriting is a set of activities aimed to establish the ownership of the manuscript handwriting and signature to a particular person. It is usually used to determine the authenticity of a signature or to identify a document falsification.

            Handwriting investigation has its own specific features.So, in carrying it out, the difficulties lie mainly in the fact that no one has a stable writing and motor skills.After all, the handwriting can vary depending on the psycho-emotional state of a person; posture convenience while writing, pen types, and other minor factors that can significantly change a person's handwriting.

Handwriting expertise is conducted by the expert with knowledge in the field of judicial handwriting.

The main goals of the handwriting analysis are as follows:

Identificationgoalshelp to establish or disprove a specific executor of the manuscript or signature; Diagnostic goals are necessary for establishing maximum information about the author of a text (research of subjective qualities, psychophysiological condition and other information);

3.The goals of situational studies are to determine the objective conditions for writing a manuscript (in which pose the document was signed;if the handwritingwas intentionally distorted etc.).

The main task of handwriting expertise is the identification of the author of a manuscript or a signature.However, in the process of conducting an expert research, it is possible to establish the following:

to determine whether the signature was performed by one or several people; to determine the statute of limitations of the text.

As a rule, handwritten or digital records, scanned/photographed copies of the documents are provided to implement the research.

Handwriting examination usually answers the following questions:

1)Who performed the handwritten note or signature in the document?

2)Is the signaturepersonally made by a particular person, or is itaforged signature?

3)Were there the factors or conditions that prevented the signing/drafting of the document?

4)What is the approximate age of a person whose handwriting is to bestudied?

5)Does the signature of a document correspond to the date when it was signed?