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Cecelia Rosa's blog
What are the characteristics a good handwriting analyst should strive after? Well perhaps one should start with what a good handwriting analyst is not. A handwriting analyst is not someone who tells the future, attains training through reading a book from a bookstore or indulges in ‘over a cup of coffee’ quick ‘readings’ of handwriting for an over eager ‘please analyse my writing’ individual who thrusts a specimen of writing under the nose of the analyst.
Oral and written statements contain a wealth of information other than the words contained therein. Can one tell when someone is not telling the truth or hiding information? Yes. If you know how to obtain a statement and what to look for in that statement, how it has been written can indicate areas where the writer or speaker was uncomfortable and can be explored further.
American Handwriting Analysis Foundation is presenting a conference in October 2013.
Quickie analysis of signature authenticity is an oxymoron! Determining the authenticity of a signature is more than just comparing one or two signatures with a questioned signature. It requires a collection of many known signatures over a period of time to compare with the one questioned signature. The signature of one writer can change depending on environmental and other factors.
There is a difference between Handwriting Analysis and Forencis Handwriting Identification. Handwriting Analysis analyses handwriting to obtain a personality profile. Forensic Handwriting Identification analyses handwriting to determine the authenticy of the writing on a document. The training is different although both are intensive.