Thursday, February 02, 2006

Handwriting Analysis

This is slightly off-topic, but I hope still acceptable as it is regarding forensics.

The January 26th online edition of the Boston Globe has an interesting piece on a modern-day handwriting analyst ('Handwriting analyst has eye for reading between the words'). Handwriting analysis (i.e. graphology) is the study of handwriting and how it relates to character (source: The Free Dictionary).

Graphology is currently frowned on by the forensic community in general. The article mentions that an attempt is underway to get it accredited, however.

I'm not trying to lend credence to this field by mentioning it here. That being said, I did find the article interesting and intend to monitor the progress of the accreditation attempt.

To Read.

(Hat tip: Forensic Files)

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