Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents

Front Cover
University Press of Kentucky, Jun 10, 2005 - Law - 228 pages

" Detecting Forgery reveals the complete arsenal of forensic techniques used to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and to identify the authorship of disputed writings. Joe Nickell looks at famous cases such as Clifford Irving's ""autobiography"" of Howard Hughes and the Mormon papers of document dealer Mark Hoffman, as well as cases involving works of art. Detecting Forgery is a fascinating introduction to the growing field of forensic document examination and forgery detection.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Classical Book for Foregery detection and forensic investigation in document forgery.

Contents

The Written Word
7
Graphology versus Science
17
Examining Handwriting and Typewriting
25
Forged Writing
59
A MultiEvidential Approach
95
Internal Evidence
102
Writing Materials
108
Scientific Analyses
122
Notes
196
Recommended Works
215
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), is the author of more than twenty investigative books, including Secrets of the Sideshows and Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal.

Bibliographic information