The examination of handwriting and signatures has a long and established history as a forensic discipline. With the advancement of technology in the use of digital tablets for signature capture, changes in handwriting examination are necessary. Other changes in handwriting, such as in increase in printed writing styles and the decrease in handwriting training in schools necessitates a re-examination of forensic handwriting identification problems. This text takes a fresh and modern look at handwriting examination as it pertains to forensic, legal, and criminal justice applications.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Decline of Handwriting Chapter 3 Advances in Handwriting Research & Technology Chapter 4 Digital and Electronic Handwriting Chapter 5 Forensic Analysis of Electronic Handwriting Chapter 6 The Law, Science & Handwriting Identification Glossary Bibliography References
Heidi Harralson is Managing Partner of Spectrum Forensic International, LLC, a handwriting document examination practice. Harralson has lectured extensively to professional organizations and universities on the handwriting sciences. She has published original research in peer-reviewed journals on forensic handwriting and document examination topics. Her publications include Forensic Handwriting Examination of Motor Disorders & Forgery and co-author of a chapter on evidential documents in Crime Scene Investigation published by Elsevier/Anderson Publishing. She is a board-certified diplomate through the Board of Forensic Document Examiners and the National Association of Document Examiners.