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Detecting Forgery reveals the complete arsenal of forensic techniques used to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and to identify the authorship of disputed writings. Joe Nickell 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. Detecting Forgery is a fascinating introduction to the growing field of forensic document examination and forgery detection.
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The author's expertise in historical documents is unmistakably evident throughout the book.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
University Press of Kentucky
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Forgery, Legal documents, Graphology, Signatures, Forensic investigation
Forensic Science and Technology
Nickell, Joe, "Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents" (1996). Legal Studies. 1.