A Forensic Document Examiner (FDE) is known by

 

several name s as a Forensic Document Examiner (Expert),

Questioned Document Examiner (Expert), Handwriting

signatures- Expert or Examiner.  

 

The Forensic document examiner is intimately linked to the legal system as a forensic scientist.

Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to a legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or a civil action.

 

Examiner is often asked to determine if a questioned item

originated from the same source as the known item(s),

and then present their opinion on the matter in court as an

expert witness. Other common tasks include determining

what has happened to a document, determining when a

document was produced, or deciphering information on the document that has been obscured, obliterated or erased. Many examinations involve a comparison of the questioned handwriting, or components of the document, to a set of known standards. The most common type of examination involves handwriting and signatures wherein the forensic document examiner (FDE) tries to address concerns about potential authorship. Handwriting analysis, although the latter term may be confused with Graphology, the graphology in fact is NOT suitable to give

a reliable opinion over disputed documents, or to define

the issues related to handwriting or signatures forensic identification.

 

Forensic document examiner is intimately linked to the legal system as a forensic scientist.

Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to a legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or a civil action.

 

Graphology is study and analysis of handwriting especially

in relation to to human personality or Psychology. Psychology is the science and art of explaining and changing mental processes and behaviors. Its immediate goal is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases, and its ultimate aim is to benefit society. In this field, a professional practitioner or. It can be used to refer to the study of handwriting as an aid in diagnosis and tracking of diseases of the brain and nervous system. The term is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to Forensic Document/Handwriting Examination. A Forensic Document Examiner must have a sound basic qualification through under and post graduate degrees. Training period of two years at least after graduation must be undertaken in questioned documents laboratory where the examiner

trainee studies the basic literature and enhance his/her study and practical experience  to becomes familiar with the role of forensic sciences in general and questioned documents in particular as they relate to the legal system.

Many forensic document examiners (FDE) receive extensive certified training courses in all of the different aspects of the discipline. As a result they are competent to address a wide variety of questions about document evidence. It should be understood that questioned documents is a valid and legitimate field of study as a discipline in forensic examinations and identification. It is not to be confused with "graphologists" or "grapho- analysts" who claim the ability to access personality traits of a person from their handwriting. Whether the claim is valid or not, the association of these individuals with handwriting has caused some of them to claim sufficient expertise to determine whether or not a document is genuine.

 

 

 

 

 

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