Posts Tagged: handwriting analysis

Historical Handwriting and Its Impact in Colonial Times

You may not think about it as you scribble your grocery list on a notepad, but those letters you’re using weren’t always the way people communicated. Ancient civilizations like the Egyptians used hieroglyphics, messages with a mixture of alphabetic and representational images to convey messages. Even as recently as Colonial times in America, when writing… Read more »

High-Profile Cases Cracked with Handwriting Analysis

Expert forensic analysts closely examine individual characteristics on a microscopic level to identify criminals and verify document authenticity. The numerous criminals suspected, caught and convicted based on nothing more than a writing sample or a single strand of hair is astounding, a number that will continue growing.   Robert Durst Robert Durst was suspected of… Read more »

The Impact of Forensic Handwriting Analysis

Expert forensic handwriting analysts closely examine class characteristics from a writer’s writing system and their individual characteristics to identify criminals and verify document authenticity. Comparing known specimens written by an identified person, the “exemplar,” are judged against differences and similarities in similar words or letter combinations. There have been a number of criminals suspected, caught… Read more »

A Glimpse into the Science of Handwriting Analysis

Successful handwriting analysis requires the careful examination of a collection of different contributing factors that compose an individual’s writing style. The process of professional, forensic handwriting analysis is meticulous and thorough, and an analyst will look for a range of individual traits. Among these traits is letter form. For this, the analyst will examine the… Read more »

The Glaring Difference Between Graphology & Forensic Handwriting Expert

When defining the term “Handwriting Expert” as one who is qualified to offer certified opinions with respect to forgery, there is a gray area for those who are not familiar with the industry. Results of internet searches for “Handwriting Expert” fail to differentiate between a graphologist and a forensic handwriting expert. With just a little… Read more »