The Question of Disguise in Handwriting

    Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1978

    Page Count: 6


    Webb, FE
    Forensic scientist-document examiner, Bureau of Forensic Science, Northern Virginia Regional Laboratory, Merrifield, Va.

    (Received 22 February 1977; accepted 6 May 1977)

    Abstract

    Is the handwriting disguised? This question almost constantly confronts the document examiner making comparisons of handwriting in the criminal evidence field. If the questioned writing is not disguised, the known specimens very likely may be. The question of whether the disguise, if present, has an effect on the comparison being made must be resolved before any positive results can be achieved, and there are times when skillful disguise may make it impossible to reach positive results.


    Paper ID: JFS10664J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10664J

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