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Detecting Forgery: Forensic Investigation of Documents

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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. ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 10th 2005 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 1996)
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This is an excellent introduction to the field of forensic document authentication, I wish there were more books like it out there. Nickell gives an excellent sense of the approach taken by authenticators and forgers alike, and brings to light many surprising facts about the field. For a forgery and authentication novice, this book is filled with a number of wonderful insights into just how much work has to go into both tasks - you have to know much about the evolution of handwriting, the aging ...more
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Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) - an international scientific organization - and investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

A former professional stage magician (he was Resident Magician at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame for three years) and private investigator for a world-famous detective age
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