Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    Intersecting Lines as a Means of Fraud Detection

    (Received 19 March 1983; accepted 17 May 1983)


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    Document examiners are frequently asked to determine whether a questioned document is fraudulent or authentic. One approach to proving or disproving fraud is to determine the order of line sequence—which of two intersecting written lines was made last. In this paper, three current techniques available for systematically examining and removing layers of writing medium to determine line sequence are compared: the stereomicroscope method, the distilled water method, and the wax lift method.

    Author Information:

    Taylor, LR
    Examiner of questioned documents, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, AR

    Stock #: JFS11639J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11639J

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    Title Intersecting Lines as a Means of Fraud Detection
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30