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Time: June 4, 2013 at 6pm to June 5, 2013 at 7pm
Location: Green Auditorium, Administration Building
Street: (101), 100 Bureau Drive
City/Town: Gaithersburg, MD
Website or Map: http://www.nist.gov/oles/hand…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: NIST
Member Activity: May 10, 2013
The Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference will take place on June 4-5, 2013 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The purpose of this free conference is to enhance the current state of forensic handwriting analysis through the use of advancements in measurement science and the latest research investments in quantitative analysis capabilities. NIST’s Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES) is organizing this event in collaboration with the following organizations/agencies:
The forensic science discipline of handwriting examination and analysis initially surfaced as evidence in courts around 1868, when a forged will was exposed in the case of Robinson v. Mandell. Over at least the last 150 years, many published scientific studies focused on the individuality and reproducibility of handwriting for use in a forensic setting. The discipline primarily relies upon a trained handwriting examiner assessing the similarities of known and unknown samples in order to generate a conclusion. After completing their examination, handwriting examiners typically draw one of nine possible conclusions regarding authorship or source: identification, strong probability, probable, indications, no conclusion, indications did not, probably did not, strong probability did not, or elimination.