Attorney's Guide to Document Examination

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Attorney's Guide to Document Examination

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 271 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781567204704
  • DDC分類 363.2565

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Attorneys must develop many skills in order to benefit fully from their collaborations with forensic document examiners in cases involving questioned documents. This comprehensive guide for attorneys provides a thorough grounding in how to prepare for court and deposition testimony. It also explains how to select appropriate comparison documents for forensic document examiners, the basic principles of handwriting identification (the knowledge of which enables lawyers to challenge incorrect statements), and what document examiners can and cannot determine based on the evidence. When the authenticity of a document is in question in the courtroom, forensic document examiners are brought in to determine such things as whether a signature has been forged, whether the document has been altered, and whether it is all things it purports to be. The examination of suspect documents generally involves comparison with examples of known genuine writing. Attorneys need to know how to select appropriate comparison documents for forensic document examiners. This is but one of the many skills that attorneys must develop in order to benefit fully from their collaborations with forensic document examiners, and it is explained here in detail. So, too, are the basic principles of handwriting identification, the knowledge of which enables lawyers to challenge incorrect statements. This comprehensive and thorough guide for attorneys also explains what document examiners can and cannot determine based on the evidence, and it provides a thorough grounding in how to prepare for court and deposition testimony. Among the many unique features of this attorney's guide is an extensive list of questions for lawyers to ask their own, and their opponent's, expert witnesses before going to trial. The deposition of a forensic document examiner includes questions relating to the examiner's experience, working methodology, background and education, knowledge base, certifications, achievements, and many other items relating to the examiner's abilities. Next, an extensive set of questions helps lawyers ask for the right information pertaining to the examiner's specific methods of preparation for the case at hand. After the deposition is taken, the expert must be qualified in court; this book includes 60 qualifying questions. After qualification, it is time to move on to questions about document examination and the case being litigated. Finally, new questions pertaining specifically to the cross-examination of document examiners are presented, once again relating to credentials and a given case. This valuable resource concludes with a chapter describing the relevance of various court citations involving handwriting. Appendices are devoted to suggested reading; a resource list of experts related to the field, including photographers, librarians, and appraisers; organizations; and a glossary of technical terms.

Table of Contents

        Figures and Tables                         ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Part I The Document Examiner 1 (56)
Choosing a Forensic Document Examiner 3 (16)
Questioned Document Cases 19 (8)
Working with a Document Examiner 27 (12)
Collecting and Preserving Documents 39 (18)
Part II Handwriting Identification 57 (36)
The Evolution of the Written Word 59 (6)
Handwriting Characteristics 65 (12)
Factors That Influence Handwriting 77 (10)
Principles of Handwriting and Handwriting 87 (6)
Identification
Part III Documents 93 (32)
Materials from which Documents Are Made 95 (20)
Office Equipment 115 (10)
Part IV Detecting Fraud 125 (30)
Forgery and Fraud 127 (18)
Detecting Fraudulent Documents 145 (10)
Part V Testimony 155 (90)
Opinions, Reports, and Exhibits 157 (16)
Preparation for Court and Deposition 173 (6)
Deposition Testimony 179 (32)
Presenting a Document Case 211 (6)
Cross-Examination 217 (12)
Court Citations Pertaining to Handwriting 229 (16)
Appendix 245 (4)
Glossary 249 (8)
Bibliography 257 (4)
Index 261