Examiner of questioned documents, Landrum, SC
(Received 6 February 1986; accepted 5 March 1986)
The various elements of the writing movement that are recorded in a person's handwriting are important parts of all identifications, in some problems absolutely controlling. A. S. Osborn introduced the term, line quality, to embrace all factors relating to writing movement. A portion of the factors relates to the writing instrument used. Have modern writing instruments hidden most of these factors? The analysis of this problem finds that there is some need to modify Osborn's conception slightly to a contemporary definition. With such modification the term line quality is still valid.
Paper ID: JFS12333J