Questioned Documents - Norwitch Document Laboratory
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Are you in the selection process for a Forensic Document Examiner?  If so, you will want a government trained, court qualified expert!

“Dot handwriting is the worstest thing against me.” (Bruno Hauptmann)

Welcome to the Norwitch Document Laboratory.

At first thought, the average person does not realize the scope of the words “questioned document.” One envisions a signature on a will, check, or contract. Only after careful consideration does he realize that a typewritten letter, dollar bill, postage stamp, gas station receipt, airline ticket, and even the brand on the side of a cow roaming the range can be a “questioned document.” In the broadest, all-encompassing terms, a document is any fixed method of communication between one individual and another.

Quite simply then, a questioned document is one in which a document in its entirety, or in part, is subject to question as to authenticity and/or origin.The examinations required to answer those questions may be complex, encompassing the method in …

  • Signature Comparisons
  • Original Ink Determination
  • Alteration & Obliteration Recovery
  • Photocopy Forgery Examination
  • Ink Differentiation
  • Paper Examinations
  • Typewriter Examinations
  • Handwriting Examinations
  • Indented Writing Retrieval
  • Photocopier Comparison & Identification
  • Med-Mal Record Examinations
  • Miscellaneous Examinations

A questioned document is one in which a document in its entirety, or in part, is subject to question as to authenticity and/or origin.

Norwitch Document Laboratory

Norwitch Document Laboratory utilizes modern, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and techniques.

This includes Video Spectral Comparison (VSC), Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC), and Electro-Static Detection (ESDA). Examinations involving handwriting, hand printing, and signature comparisons are available, as are alteration and obliteration recovery, indented (second page) writing retrieval, photocopy forgery detection, ink differentiation, sequence of writings, paper examinations, and typewriter/printer examination and comparison.