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Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents
     

Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents

by Joe Nickell
 

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'Detecting Forgery' covers the essential aspects of forensic document examination and illuminates the scientific with historical information on famous forgers, as well as captivating case studies and numerous illustrations from the author own files, explaining how forgers ply their nefarious trade and how document examiners uncover the subtly clever deceptions.

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'Detecting Forgery' covers the essential aspects of forensic document examination and illuminates the scientific with historical information on famous forgers, as well as captivating case studies and numerous illustrations from the author own files, explaining how forgers ply their nefarious trade and how document examiners uncover the subtly clever deceptions.

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Nickell, a former investigator for a detective agency, details the methods forensic experts use to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and identify the authorship of disputed writings. He looks at famous cases such as Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes and the Mormon papers of document dealer Mark Hoffman, as well as cases involving works of art. Of interest to collectors and dealers, archivists, historians, and general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Seldom does a book about forgery come along containing depth of subject matter in addition to presenting clear and understandable information. This book has both, plus a readability that is accessible to those studying questioned documents as well as seasoned experts." — Journal of Forensic Identification

"The author's expertise in historical documents is unmistakably evident throughout the book. Once I began reading, I found it hard to put down." — Journal of Questioned Document Examination

"Guides the reader through various methods and techniques of identifying fakes and phone manuscripts." — Manchester (KY) Enterprise

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813119533
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.81(d)

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