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A warranted search of a victim’s apartment yields three pages of exemplar handwriting samples written on ruled notebook paper with blue ballpoint pen. The investigators would like to compare the handwriting on these exemplars to a potential suicide note found with the dead victim written on unruled paper in pencil. Based on this information, which characteristics of the handwriting can be used to compare the exemplar documents and questioned document? Which characteristics cannot be used, and why?
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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science


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Individual variations may be expected in angularity, slope, speed, letter and word spacings, connections, writing skill, finger dexterity, crowding, insertions, spelling, punctuation, phraseology, and grammar.
The investigator cannot use the characteristics of relative dimensions of letters, alignment, margins, and spacing between lines because these characteristics are affected by the ruled or unruled nature of the paper. Apparent pressure applied cannot be used because this characteristic is affected by the writing implement and paper used.
Objective: Know what common individual characteristics are associated with handwriting.
 

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