Published Online: 1 October 1982
Page Count: 13
Document analyst, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Crime Laboratory, Memphis, TN
(Received 3 March 1982; accepted 13 April 1982)
Many legal documents go through the notarization process as normal procedure. This process is also used by the criminal element to add an appearance of legitimacy to fraudulent documents. Proper examination of questioned notary seals requires an understanding of defect significance, manner of manufacture, and state regulations of notarization. It is the purpose of this paper to supply this information.
Paper ID: JFS12208J