Forgery I—Simulation

    Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Fung, HT
    Forensic Scientists, Government Laboratory, Forensic Science Division, Homantin Kowloon Hong Kong,

    Poon, NL
    Forensic Scientists, Government Laboratory, Forensic Science Division, Homantin Kowloon Hong Kong,

    Leung, SC
    Forensic Scientists, Government Laboratory, Forensic Science Division, Homantin Kowloon Hong Kong,

    Cheng, YS
    Forensic Scientists, Government Laboratory, Forensic Science Division, Homantin Kowloon Hong Kong,

    (Received 11 May 1992; accepted 30 June 1992)

    Abstract

    A total of 189 volunteers were asked to simulate 21 isolated handwriting symbols consisting of single strokes, geometric figures, printed English alphabet letters, simple Chinese characters, and a plain signature, each of which contained one or two designated target features. The study shows that the simulators concentrate on the more eye-catching characteristics, neglecting the inconspicuous—and very often fundamental and therefore more useful—diagnostic features of handwriting. The experiment confirms the empirical information contained in authoritative texts of handwriting examination.


    Paper ID: JFS13420J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13420J

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