Handwriting and Signature Verification
Handwriting expert services are a type of forensic service that involves the analysis and comparison of handwriting samples to determine the authorship of a document or signature. Handwriting experts, also known as forensic document examiners, use specialized techniques and equipment to compare and analyze handwriting samples.
Handwriting expert services are typically used in legal proceedings, such as criminal investigations, trials, and civil litigation. The results of a handwriting analysis can provide valuable evidence to help identify forgeries, link individuals to a document or signature, or determine the authenticity of a document.
The process of handwriting analysis involves several steps, including:
Collection - Handwriting samples can be collected from a variety of sources, such as legal documents, letters, or notes.
Analysis - The collected samples are analyzed for unique characteristics, such as stroke patterns, letter formations, and spacing.
Comparison - The identified characteristics are compared to a known set of handwriting samples, such as those of a suspect or a victim.
Evaluation - The handwriting expert evaluates the similarities and differences between the samples and provides an opinion on the authorship of the document or signature.