Scenario: Two business men had been partners in their private accounting firm for 20 years together. They both had worked very hard to build a good reputation with their clients. As the economy began to change for the worst, one of the men began to fall on hard times financially. He had two children in college and the strain of making ends meet was becoming harder and harder to handle. One day, after the man realized that he was about to lose his house to foreclosure, the man devised a scheme to start stealing money from some of the clients that had large accounts and probably wouldn’t miss or question the money that he would steal each week.
His plan seemed to be working real well for about a year until one of the clients approached his business partner and complained the he felt that they had made a mistake on several of the financial statements that they had prepared for him. The partner explained to the client that he would consult with his co-worker and they would determine how something like this could happen. When the partners got together to discuss the discrepancy, the man that had stolen the money became very defensive and began to deny any wrong doing. When his partner demanded that he explain the numbers on the client’s account for the last year, the man became very upset and ended up shooting his partner with a gun that they kept in the office. The man then panicked and decided to make the whole thing look like a suicide by writing a suicide note explaining why the partner would kill himself and putting the gun in the hand of his partner to make it seem as if the partner shot himself in the chest.
When investigators came to the crime scene, the man told the investigators that his partner had been acting strange for the last few months because he was having financial troubles and he theorized that the pressure had just gotten too much for him to bear.
Is there a way to authenticate if the victim wrote the suicide note or not? How much of a person’s handwriting sample is needed so it can be used to make a comparison to a questioned sample? Can two people write so much alike that it can’t be determined which person actually performed the writing?
This audio will give a clear definitive definition of what a question document is and why, even though handwriting analysis is performed the most in this section, it is far from the only analysis done in Question Documents Analysis. Can the sex, race, or educational level be determined from a person’s handwriting? This audio will explore and explain the differences between a trained Question Documents Examiner and a Graphologist. There will be a presentation on the training that a person would have to go through to be a certified Questioned Documents Examiner and the scientific instruments, such as the Electrostatic Document Apparatus (ESDA) and the Video Spectral Comparator (VSC), they use to perform their analyses.
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