Forensic ink dating
A surgeon was defending a medical malpractice suit and produced three pages of patient medical records in support of his case that he had cautioned the plaintiff patient as to the risks associated with a proposed medical procedure.
The warning appeared on page 2 of the n Notwithstanding the gradual decline in the use of cheques, the intercepting of cheques between being filled out and being banked (often while in the mail but sometimes by a person on the inside) is an ongoing problem.
Testified more than 150 times in a court of law as a forensic document examiner and handwriting expert. US Secret Service Questioned Document Course, I-II; NC Justice Academy Document Forensics; 25 years experience; Court Qualified in all Courts; 50 Courtroom Testimonies. I abide by the established methodology used among Document Examiners as set forth by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Document Examination (SWGDOC) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).
Handwriting, hand printing, initials, signatures & numbers are compared with known writings. Susan Abbey is a Board Certified Document Examiner by both the Board of Forensic Document Examiners & National Association of Document Examiners.
Document examiners are experts who authenticate the source of handwritten and typewritten documents.
These methods follow the drying of solvents from ballpoint pen inks on paper and seem very promising.
However, several questions arose over the last few years among questioned documents examiners regarding the transparency and reproducibility of the proposed techniques.
The conduct of a real estate agent was investigated following several complaints against this person.
Several ink dating methods based on solvents analysis using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) were proposed in the last decades.