Questioned Documents

Legal Obligation of Person’s Fingerprints Over Questioned Documents

Legal Obligation of Person's Fingerprints Over Questioned Documents

When a questioned document arrives at Forensic Document Unit (FDU), it means someone is going to be held questionable for their wrongdoing. And it’s the Forensic document examiner’s job to find and trace down every detail that might help individualization. What happens later? You all know well. Now, the court will decide what charges a …

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Lifting Fingerprints From Paper: Questioned Document Approach

Lifting Fingerprints From Paper

Lifting fingermarks is never easy. Based on the surface on which the fingermark rests, the examiner decides whether lifting would be needed or not. This is also true for papered documents.   Normally, latent fingerprints are not required to lift because the prints are soaked in and no longer on the paper surface. Thus, they are …

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Can Watermark on Paper be Forged? Prevention and Forensic Detection

Can a Watermark on Paper be Forged Prevention and Detection

Forgery of signatures and handwriting is common. There are also other ways to forge a document like insertion, obliteration, printing, and so on. Similarly, can a watermark be forged too? Yes, a watermark on paper can also be forged. The easiest way is by using translucent organic polymers. Other techniques include rubber stamping, printing with …

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Paper Dating Using Watermarks: Is It Possible? Let’s Find Out!

paper dating using watermarks

Paper dating is not simple. Forensic Document Examiners (FDEs) have to delve in and check the minor details of questioned documents. And one of the minor details that are worth studying is watermarks. Studying and examining watermarks can reveal important clues about their manufacturers, which can eventually lead to the age of the document. And, …

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Forensic Watermark Examination of Paper: Destructive And Non Destructive Analysis

Forensic Watermark Examination of Paper Destructive And Non Destructive Analysis

Watermark examination is the process by which a Forensic Document Examiner (FDE) tests a watermark to see how well it aids the questioned document analysis, particularly the paper examination report. There are various types of watermarks on paper, and an FDE should be know how to identify them based on their distinguishing characteristics. Read this …

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Watermarks on Questioned Documents: Types and Significance

Watermarks on Questioned Documents

Watermark is a distinctive form of image, shape, text, or any design that appears translucent and fainter when light passes through it. When these watermarks appear in the questioned documents, they can state origin, manufacturer, retailer, and possibly the manufacturing date. Know more: Forensic Watermark Examination of Paper: Destructive And Non Destructive Analysis In this …

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#14 Myths of Fingerprints And Questioned Documents: A Forensic Study

14-Myths of Fingerprints And Questioned Documents

When analyzing questioned documents with fingerprints, it is imperative to know what to do and what are the real limitations. Some limitations, however, are myths, while others are simply misconceptions. Fortunately, I gathered some data about the common misconception and myths related to fingerprints on papered documents. Myth 1: Wiping Removes Soaked Fingerprint From Paper …

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