Handwriting is important evidence in suicide and other cases. A forensic examiner faces different challenges while examining handwriting. In suicide cases, suicide is found on different surfaces or written on paper on different surfaces, mostly using a table or smooth surface. In the present study, handwriting has been analyzed on three different surfaces. The three surfaces are hard surface (a standard sample), smooth surface, and lap. Handwriting samples from 300 individuals were collected on both hard and soft surfaces, along with their individual standard handwriting samples, which were written on hard surfaces. Individual and class characteristics were examined. One should be able to distinguish between these differences and attempts to deviate from typical characteristics for concealment as a forensic document examiner. The proper approach to such examinations is to examine general or class characteristics first, such as speed, skill, movement, pen pressure, and so on, before moving on to individual characteristics and stylistic features. Based on some surface or condition-specific characteristics, the examiner can also speculate about the possible condition under which the writer wrote the content.
handwriting analysis, characteristics, surfaces
Purva Vilas Chavan , Shivani Patole "Handwriting Analysis Written on Paper Using Different Surfaces" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 11 2023 Page 628-631
Purva Vilas Chavan , Shivani Patole "Handwriting Analysis Written on Paper Using Different Surfaces" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(11)