This guide covers assisting forensic examiners in identifying writing inks.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences, this guide was withdrawn in January 2013 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This guide covers assisting forensic examiners in identifying writing inks. Included in this analysis scheme are the necessary tools and techniques which have been successfully utilized to reach conclusions as to the common or different origin of two samples of ink.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E444 Guide for Scope of Work of Forensic Document Examiners
E1422 Guide for Test Methods for Forensic Writing Ink Comparison
NBSSpecialPub.440 Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names
forensic sciences; ink identification; questioned documents;
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