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

Abstract

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 themore » frequency of habit area evaluation and the utility of the habit area for discrimination.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
10485
Report Number(s):
PNNL-12186
R&D Project: 28128; TRN: AH200126%%264
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; CRIME DETECTION; DOCUMENTATION; EVALUATION

Citation Formats

G Sperry, PA Manzolillo, RC Hanlan, and RJ Muehlberger. Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/10485.
G Sperry, PA Manzolillo, RC Hanlan, & RJ Muehlberger. Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power. United States. doi:10.2172/10485.
G Sperry, PA Manzolillo, RC Hanlan, and RJ Muehlberger. Tue . "Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power". United States. doi:10.2172/10485. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10485.
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title = {Survey of Forensic Document Examination Habit Areas: Degree of Use and Discriminatory Power},
author = {G Sperry and PA Manzolillo and RC Hanlan and RJ Muehlberger},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/10485},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Tue Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
}

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