Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power

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Beginning in 1998, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL), US Postal Inspection Service Forensic Laboratory (USPIS), and the Data Fusion Laboratory, Drexel University (DFL) have been collaborating on a large scale research project ''Handwriting Individuality--Moving From Art to Science''. In April 1998 a survey was distributed to the community of forensic document examiners (FDEs) requesting input on the habit areas used and their utility in distinguishing handwriting. The information obtained from this survey was intended to provide the data necessary to select the criteria and begin the evaluation of the handwriting samples currently in the project. Preliminary results of the ... continued below

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Sperry, G; Manzolillo, PA; Hanlan, RC & Muehlberger, RJ September 7, 1999.

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Beginning in 1998, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL), US Postal Inspection Service Forensic Laboratory (USPIS), and the Data Fusion Laboratory, Drexel University (DFL) have been collaborating on a large scale research project ''Handwriting Individuality--Moving From Art to Science''. In April 1998 a survey was distributed to the community of forensic document examiners (FDEs) requesting input on the habit areas used and their utility in distinguishing handwriting. The information obtained from this survey was intended to provide the data necessary to select the criteria and begin the evaluation of the handwriting samples currently in the project. Preliminary results of the survey were made available to the community at the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE) meeting in August 1998 and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in February 1999. This report provides final documentation of the survey and its results. This survey has two objectives: (1) to compile a list of handwriting features and characteristics used by professional forensic document examiners in the examination and comparison of handwriting and (2) to gather information about the significance of these features and characteristics. These objectives are met by having the FDEs provide an indication of their experience in the frequency of habit area evaluation and the utility of the habit area for discrimination.

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OSTI as DE00010485

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  • Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1999

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  • Report No.: PNNL-12186
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/10485 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10485
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624192

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Sperry, G; Manzolillo, PA; Hanlan, RC & Muehlberger, RJ. Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power, report, September 7, 1999; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624192/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.