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Interpretation: Printed Document Examination and Evidence
Title of the book
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
Address of publication
Jamieson A., Moenssens A.
The literature dealing with the interpretation of results of examinations performed on "printed" documents is very limited. The absence of published literature reflects the absence of formal guidelines to help scientists assess the relationship between a questioned document and a particular printing technology. Generally, every printout, independent of the printing technology, may bear traces induced by characteristics of manufacture and/or acquired features of the printing device. A logical approach to help the scientist in the formal interpretation of such findings involves the consideration of a likelihood ratio. Three examples aim to show the application of this approach.
questioned documents, interpretation, likelihood ratio, typewriting, electrophotography, features (acquired and of manufacture)
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