Questioned Document Specialist

The Handwriting Experts

What is a questioned document specialist

A questioned document specialist is basically a professional handwriting observer. The study the suspects handwriting, Witch can be used in a court of law to prosecute a criminal. You need a four year degree and two years of specialized questioned document training is required in addition to the degree.

A handwriting specialist

Basically what a questioned document specialist is a person that observes a piece of paper with someones handwriting on it relating specifically to the crime. The pay a lot of attention to detail because they hlf to be able to tell if it is in fact that persons handwriting. The detailed curves for the letters and everything.

Real Case

Many questioned document cases are proven on evidence other than handwriting examination. For example, in 1928 there was a famous case known as the Duke "Lost Heirs Case" which was tried in Somerville, NJ. A family Bible was introduced inscribed with the birth dates of children of the family. The mother claimed that she wrote the dates in the Bible shortly after the birth of the children in 1887 and 1889. However, careful examination of the Bible itself showed that it was copyrighted in 1890, invalidating the timing claimed by the mother