Module 5 Lesson 1 Post Mortem
The principle of individuality
There are three types of forgery: (See Slide 3-21)
a. A traced forgery is created by tracing over a genuine signature. A forgery of this type can be tied to the original, or master, signatures if that original signature can be located.
b. A simulated forgery is produced by the writer who learns to mimic a genuine signature. It may or may not be possible to identify the forger, depending on the extent to which the suspect’s normal handwriting characteristics.
c. A freehand forgery represents the suspect’s normal handwriting, with no attempt to mimic the style of the genuine signature.