Forensic Document Examination is a forensic science sub-field in which a disputed document is evaluated and examined by forensic document expert. In broad terms, “Documents” are defined as any material that bears a mark, a sign, a symbol, a letter, a word or group of words that intends to convey a message or meaning to someone. Questioned Documents are defined when the authenticity is raised against the document.
The questioned document examination involves a comparison and analysis of the questioned document to a set of known standards. The goal of forensic document examiner is to systematically evaluate the attributes and characteristics of a document in order to reveal how it was prepared or how it may have been modified.
After the comprehensive insight about identification and examination of questioned documents, the students will feel competent enough to differentiate between genuine and forged document.