The forensic handwriting examiner can be relied upon as an expert witness to testify about the authenticity of documents.
Most of the work done by document examiners in South Africa involves handwriting and printed documents. However distorted perceptions continue to exist about the status of forensic document / handwriting examiners as expert witnesses in South Africa.
If you are a document examiner or need to use one, this article will help you dispel those perceptions.
Part 1 – What is an expert witness in the South African context
Part 2 – When is a forensic handwriting examiner an expert
Part 3 – The difference between the study of handwriting for personality assessment and forensic handwriting examination
Part 4 -How does training as a handwriting analyst
Part 5 – What training opportunities are there for the forensic handwriting examiner in South Africa
Part 6 – Continuous Professional Development
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