Determining the Sequence of Ball-Point Pen Writings—A New Method?

    Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1978

    Page Count: 7


    Moore, DS
    Examiner of questioned documents, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Fort Gordon, Ga.

    (Received 22 February 1977; accepted 26 April 1977)

    Abstract

    Examiners of questioned documents are frequently faced with the problem of determining the sequence of crossed lines. The answer to the question of line sequence can be of immense importance. To determine which of two intersecting pen strokes was made first may ultimately decide the outcome of a contested court case, or even negate the necessity of a trial. The disclosure of a cleverly perpetrated fraud or the sustaining of a genuine writing in controversy may result from such a determination.


    Paper ID: JFS10663J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10663J

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