Volume 22, Issue 1 (January 1977)

    A Statistical Examination of Selected Handwriting Characteristics

    (Received 1 March 1976; accepted 28 April 1976)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The handwriting identification facet of questioned document examination suffers from the lack of statistical data concerning the frequency of occurrence of combinations of particular handwriting characteristics. While document examiners tend to assign probative values to specific handwriting characteristics and their combinations, judgments are often based almost entirely on the examiner's experience and power of recall. Since handwriting identification is a scientific pursuit, statistical data concerning frequency of occurrence of forms and combinations would seem to offer some promise for providing a basis for the opinions of document examiners.


    Author Information:

    Wichmann, JG
    Document analysts/postal inspectors, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Crime Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,

    Regent, J
    Document analysts/postal inspectors, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Crime Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,

    Newman, KW
    Document analysts/postal inspectors, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Crime Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,

    Muehlberger, RJ
    Document analysts/postal inspectors, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Crime Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,


    Stock #: JFS10388J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10388J

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    Title A Statistical Examination of Selected Handwriting Characteristics
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