Forensic Examination Of Handwriting And Signatures


Bhavana Desai
J.L. Kalyan


Documents are not always what they are represented. A forger tries to show as if the Documents he is presenting is a Genuine one. But it is the job of an expert to drag out the truth from a small clue. Crime of forgery is as ancient as writing. Writing is a discriminatory process; its comparison is one of the major aspects of Questioned Document examination. Comparison of Handwriting and Signatures is dependent on class and individual characteristics of an individual. Handwriting is a learning process, so the pictorial appearance of the writing can change from childhood till adolescence but the individuality will not change. Therefore the document examiner concentrates on the characteristics such as initial and final strokes, slant, alignment, t-crossing, i-dots, spacing etc and tries to analyze handwriting or signatures. In the light of the above aspects an attempt has been made to describe the characteristics involved in examination of Handwriting and Signatures.