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The link between hand and brain – the significance of handwriting analysis

Much research has been conducted over the last number of centuries, into handwriting as a link between the hand and the brain. The significance of handwriting analysis to reveal the link should not be underestimated. Handwriting analysis is easily able to point to the presence of physical and

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The teaching of handwriting is more than just teaching how to write

There is more to the teaching of handwriting than just teaching how to write.  While many advocate the dropping of the teaching of handwriting from the curriculum as it may not be relevant in a digital age, the irony is that the cognitive development encouraged by the teaching of

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‘Does it look the same’, is not enough in Forensic Document Examination.’

https://www.graphanex.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/misaligned-lines-image-cropped.jpgIn Forensic Document Examination, a regular comment by clients to a forensic document examiner (FHE) is “I need the signature/handwriting on this document to be analysed. That looks like my handwriting or signature, but I know I didn’t sign or write on that document or My father

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Social Cynicism Impacts Forensic Document Examination

An interesting read based on research conducted in the US to determine the link between social cynicism and unethical behaviour. This relationship between social cynicism and ethical behaviour, is also often encountered in the field of forensic document examination in South Africa. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pb-whmonthly/news/education/sd-me-sdsu-ethics-20171227-story.html The negative impact of

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The forensic handwriting examiner as expert witness in South Africa

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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

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Online forensic handwriting training – 2018

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Would you like to study forensic handwriting examination but don’t have time to attend classes?  Are you a disciplined, motivated distance student? Graphanex offers online forensic handwriting training with dedicated online tutors. To give you a sneak preview of our online learning, here’s how the course is

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Forensic Handwriting Examination training – 2018

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Handwriting training of forensic handwriting examination  students for Module 1 – Characteristics of handwriting. Click here for more information or visit our forensic handwriting examination course page for further details. What is forensic handwriting examination? Forensic handwriting examination is the examination of handwriting to establish authenticity of

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Learning cursive at school, a novelty?

Children learning cursive. https://youtu.be/jxYEnynYwZI What strikes me as I view the video, is that something which was so normal to teach a couple of decades ago, has become a novelty.  Although the children are not aware of the significance of learning cursive writing, those of us in

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The Modular Forensic Handwriting Method

http://afde.org/currentissue.html As an applied science, forensic handwriting examination as a discipline is continually striving to standardise a framework of methods of forensic handwriting examination to determine correlation between known and questioned writing.  The modular forensic handwriting method developed by Found and Bird (1996), provides one such framework

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Benefits of Learning Cursive Writing

http://www.pens.com/blog/the-benefits-of-handwriting-vs-typing/ This article is a further reminder of the importance of learning to write in cursive.  Enough research exists to link the learning of cursive writing, to effective learning, i.e. children and students who take down notes by writing them learn more effectively than those taking down

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A handwriting analyst and forensic handwriting examiner, Graphanex is in the business of examining handwriting to highlight potential fraud and answer tough questions about personality.