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Forensic Document Analysis - Chapter Summary
Forensic document analysis is easy to understand with this engaging and professionally designed chapter. Just a few of the topics covered here include handwriting analysis, ink obliterations and alternations, and more document analysis techniques. You can work at your own pace on your computer, tablet or mobile phone since the resources are available 24 hours a day. Also included after each lesson are short, multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes to help keep you on track. You should be able to do the following after you've completed this chapter:
- Outline the definition and purpose of questioned document examination (QDE)
- Discuss the method used in handwriting analysis and its purpose
- Describe ink examination, obliteration and alteration
- Explain the characteristics and detection associated with photocopiers and printers
1. Questioned Document Examination (QDE): Definition & Purpose
Questioned document examination (QDE) seeks to determine whether or not a document is authentic. Review the meaning of a questioned document, with examples, and discover the purpose of QDE.
2. Handwriting Analysis: Method & Purpose
Handwriting analysis uses style characteristics of a person's writing in order to determine who a perpetrator may be in the field of forensics. Explore how letter form, line form, formatting, and grammar errors can all be unique to each person and deep analysis can lead to a conclusion in an investigation.
3. Alteration, Obliteration, & Ink Examination
Important documents may be examined for alterations and obliterations to determine authenticity and/or fraud. Learn about the differences between alteration and obliteration of content as well as the process of ink examination.
4. Printers & Photocopiers: Characteristics & Detection
Dot matrix printers, inkjet printers, laser printers, and photocopiers are all different forms of printing options for photos and graphics. Explore the characteristics of each type and what methods they use and discover some ways to detect which type of printer was used to create a document.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science course
- Introduction to Forensic Science
- Conducting Death Investigations
- Physical Evidence & Crime Scene Reconstruction
- Trace Evidence in Hair & Fibers
- Fingerprint Analysis & Collection
- Types & Uses of Microscopes
- Firearms, Tool Marks & Impression Evidence
- Drugs & Substances in Forensic Science
- Forensic Toxicology
- Forensic Serology
- Basics of DNA in Forensic Science
- Fire & Explosion Investigations
- Computer & Mobile Device Forensics
- Required Assignment for Criminal Justice 106