Published Online: 1 January 1978
Page Count: 6
Forensic scientist-document examiner, Bureau of Forensic Science, Northern Virginia Regional Laboratory, Merrifield, Va.
(Received 22 February 1977; accepted 6 May 1977)
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