Forensic Examination of Handwr...

Forensic Examination of Handwriting

Forensic Examination of Handwriting Quiz Crafted by –

Ayush Goyal

Team Member

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi


Introduction to Forensic Examination of Handwriting

Forensic Examination of Handwriting analysis involves a comprehensive comparative analysis between a questioned document and known handwriting of a suspected writer. Specific habits, characteristics, and individualities of both the questioned document and the known specimen are examined for similarities and differences.

Analysis - The first step is to analyze the known writing sample and the unknown writing sample for distinctive characteristics. The examiner looks for unique qualities such as letters and word spacing, letter and word slant, size and proportionality of letters, unusual formations of letters, flourishes, and other individual attributes.

Comparison - The next step is to differentiate elements from the known sample to those of the unknown sample. The examiner considers spelling, grammar, punctuation, and phraseology as well.

Evaluation - The final step is to evaluate the similarities in the known and unknown samples. While differences are a good indication of a non-match, no single similar characteristic, no matter how unique, can determine a match. Therefore, all likenesses must be considered. The examiner must make a judgment in each case by evaluating the totality of the documents... 

Let's look at the questions and their answers

Ques 1. What is the full form of ABFDE

a) American Board of Forensic Document Examiners

b) Association Body of Forensic Document Examiners

c) American Body of Forensic Document Exemplars

d) American Board of Field Document Examiners

Answer- a) American Board of Forensic Document Examiners

Ques 2. Secret writing consist of

a) Overt writing

b) Covert writing

c) Invert writing

d) Evert writing

Answer- b) Covert writing

Ques 3. The adhesive used for the stabilization of the charred document

a) Polyacryl acetate

b) Polyvinyl acetate

c) Benzene hexachloride

d) Potassium dichromate

Answer- b) Polyvinyl acetate

Ques 4. The final identification or elimination, is based upon not one or two features, but on

a) Class characteristics

b) Individual characteristics

c) Both class and individual characteristics

d) None of the above

Answer- c) Both class and individual characteristics

Ques 5. Questioned Documents which is the primary book of references in 1910 written by

a) Ordway Hilton

b) Albert S. Osborn

c) William E. Hagan

d) R.A. Abbey

Answer- b) Albert S. Osborn

Ques 6. Handwriting in which joining is made in upper region between letters as well as in lower region is known as:

a) Script Writing

b) Graphic Writing

c) Cursive Writing

d) Disconnected Writing

Answer- c) Cursive Writing

Ques 7. Who introduced Zaner-Bloser method?

a) Charles P. Zaner

b) Austin Norman Palmer

c) Albert Osborn

d) Mathieu Orfila

Answer- a) Charles P. Zaner

Ques 8. Which pens are the first to be used in space?

a) Fountain Pen

b) Fischer Space Pen

c) Grease Pen

d) Fiber Tip Pen

Answer- b) Fischer Space Pen

Ques 9. Normal deviations found among repeated specimens of an individual's handwriting is known as:

a) Obliteration

b) Natural Variations

c) Alteration

d) Fundamental Divergence

Answer- b) Natural Variations

Ques 10. Attempted disguise will probably leads to:

a) Better Quality of Writing

b) Inferior Quality of Writing

c) No Change in Quality

d) Either (a) or (b)

Answer- b) Inferior Quality of Writing

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