8. Handwriting Analysis
When evidence includes a handwritten note, our handwriting experts are able to perform a thorough analysis. It might be the one piece of evidence that gets a suspect charged and eventually convicted.
Also known as Questioned document examiners (QDEs), our team can analyze documents for signs of alteration, forgery and, when sample documents are available, handwriting or typing comparisons to determine or rule out authorship (and/or tie a document to a specific machine in the case of typing).
Handwriting analysis is a highly methodical process that relies on extensive knowledge of the way people form letters. The characteristics of letter formation are unique to every individual as well as the physiological processes behind the handwriting, which leave clues about the author’s identity.