Cognitive Bias and the Handwriting Examiner

At times the forensic handwriting examiner is called upon to be an expert witness. An expert witness is generally assumed to have the appropriate knowledge, skills and training and therefore expertise in a particular field.  According to Dror (2011), this expertise is acquired through

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Handwriting Analysis and Partnership Compatibility

Can your handwriting reveal your compatibility with your partner, whether you are in a business or a romantic relationship?  Yes! Are you thinking of going into business with someone?  Are you getting serious in a romantic relationship? Do you wonder how you will get along somewhere further

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Line Quality in the Examination of Handwriting

Handwriting examination reveals more about the writer, than just the words on paper or how letters are formed.  A close examination of the actual line quality, can reveal information about the physical and mental health of the writer as well as writing habits unique to an individual

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Examination of Handwriting in Forgeries

In South Africa, the large majority of enquiries the Forensic Handwriting Examiner (FHE), receives is for the analysis of disputed signatures. What does the forensic handwriting examiner (FHE) look for?  Since no writer signs in exactly the same way, a direct comparison of handwriting features is not

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Handwriting Analysis – assessment for HR professionals

Considering the complexity of human nature, the HR professional has a daunting task to screen short listed candidates for crucial positions in their companies.  It’s not only about skills and experience. It is not surprising therefore that several countries make use of handwriting analysis as one of their assessment measures

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