On the "General Acceptance" of handwriting identification principles

Michael Saks, Holly VanderHaar

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    Abstract

    Informed by the admissibility requirements of the broad and narrow Frye tests as well as Daubert's general acceptance factor, the present study elicited the views of a homogeneous group of forensic document examiners and a heterogeneous group of handwriting scientists regarding the degree to which a set of principles relating to the nature of handwriting and its identification were generally accepted within the respondents' fields. Among forensic document examiners, the greatest agreement was found concerning the process of examination, and somewhat less agreement on other matters. Forensic document examiners and handwriting scientists appear not to agree on the acceptability of most of the propositions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numberJFS2003387
    Pages (from-to)119-126
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
    Volume50
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2005

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    Keywords

    • Admissibility
    • Daubert
    • Document examination
    • Forensic sciences
    • Frye test
    • General acceptance
    • Handwriting identification
    • Kumho Tire

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    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Law

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    On the "General Acceptance" of handwriting identification principles. / Saks, Michael; VanderHaar, Holly.

    In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 50, No. 1, JFS2003387, 01.2005, p. 119-126.

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    Saks, M & VanderHaar, H 2005, 'On the "General Acceptance" of handwriting identification principles', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 50, no. 1, JFS2003387, pp. 119-126.
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