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Questioned Documents

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ISBN13: 9780124454903
ISBN: 0124454909
Published: September 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Questioned documents are any documents that may be used as evidence in a trial, ranging from handwritten notes to counterfeit currency to contracts.

This concise new handbook is designed specifically to aid lawyers involved in cases that involve questioned documents (QD) evidence. It explains the basics of document examination and helps litigators improve the way they present document evidence and question witnesses.

It also provides references to professional literature and other legal sources, making it easy to find further information when needed. Questioned Documents: A Lawyer's Handbook provides analyses applied to many types of investigations and types of documents.

It outlines the techniques for determining authenticity, age, ink and paper sources, handwriting identification, equipment used, forgeries, alterations, erasures, and more. In addition to helping the attorneys who mush present the QD evidence and ask the questions, this handbook is also an important resource for the expert witnesses who will be asked those questions at trial.

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1. Introduction 2. Handwriting 3. Typewriters 4. Printers 5. Other Office Machines 6. Cachets & Seals 7. Printing 8. Document Copying 9. Photography 10. Writing Inks and Dyes, Pens and Pencils 11. Paper 12. Erasures, Obliterations and Alterations 13. Office Supplies 14. Fingerprints on Documents 15. Examination Equipment 16. Examples of Materials to be Examined Appendix I: Courtroom Testimony-Sample Questions Appendix II: Latin Character Typefont Identification Systems Appendix III: Arabic Character Typefonts Appendix IV: Hebrew Character Typefonts Appendix V: Questioned Document Organizations Appendix VI: Publications Index