Handwriting analysis, forgery, and counterfeiting review sheet

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Describe three different characteristics of handwriting that experts analyze during a forensic investigation.
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Spacing Line quality Margins
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What is counterfeiting ?
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The production of imitation of currency, works of arts, and documents for the purpose of deception.
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What is document analysis? What is a document expert?
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Document analysis is the examination of several documents for no materials to establish authenticity. Document expert is a person who is trained to scientifically analyze handwriting or document.
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Summarize the three basic steps in handwriting analysis?
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1. Documents are recorded 2. Characters of questioned items are compared with the known standard 3. Experts determine which characters are valuable
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What is an exemplar? What is a questioned document?
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An exemplar is a standard document of known origin and authorship used in handwriting analysis. A questioned document is any signature handwriting example who’s source is questioned.
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What are some methods used by criminals to make paper and ink appear old when forging a historic document?
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1. Mix their own ink to match the original ink 2. Chemically make paper look older. 3. Use handwriting tools and styles of penmanship popular to the times.
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What is a biometric signature pad?
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A pad that recognizes your signature based on speed, pressure, and rhythm.
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What is the FISH system and what does it do?
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Forensic Information System for Handwriting it is a handwriting data based used and maintain by the secret service.
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What is fraudulence?
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Fraudulence is forgery done for material gain( money, jewelry)
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How can counterfeit currency be detected?
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Highlighting all secret items on the bill Using a special pen that will highlight
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What is pen pressure ? What is slant?
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Pen pressure is how hard the person writes and slant is in which direction the handwriting is.
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Describe three shortcomings of handwriting analysis.
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1. Mood, age, illness, drugs 2. Quality of the standard obtained often determines the quality of comparison 3. Training of the examiner
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What is literary forgery? What is check forgery?
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Literary forgery is a piece of writing by someone well known or famous Check forgery is alternating a check creating a check from scratch and intercepting someone’s check and cashing it under false name.
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Describe three things that are used to prevent check forgery.
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1. Printing checks on multiple color patterns 2. Print checks on chemically sensitive paper 3. Use large fonts that require more inks.

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