7.2 Document Forgeries

7.2 Document Forgeries - YSCN0017 2 Nina Kung Yu-sum...

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Unformatted text preview: YSCN0017 2 Nina Kung Yu-sum charged of forging her late husband's will. Yongzheng ( ) of Qing Dynasty After the Kangxi Emperor's death in the winter of 1722, his fourth son Prince Yong succeeded him as the Yongzheng Emperor. Yongzheng remained a controversial character because of rumors about him usurping the throne , and in the late Kangxi years, he was involved in great political struggles with his brothers. … … … … 3 TERMS Questioned Document Questioned Document • Any document about which some issue has been raised or that is a subject for investigation . Exemplar Exemplar • An authentic sample used for comparison purposes, e.g., handwriting comparison. Natural Variations Natural Variations • Deviations found between repeated Specimens of an individual handwriting or any printing device. Infrared Luminescence Infrared Luminescence • A property exhibited by some dyes that emit infrared light when exposed to blue-green light . 4 Obliteration Obliteration • The blotting out or smearing over of writing or printing to make the original unreadable. Erasure Erasure • The removal of writings, typewriting, or printing from a document. • Normally accomplished by either chemical means or an abrasive instrument . Indented Writings Indented Writings • Impressions left on papers positioned under a piece of paper that has been written upon. Charred Document Charred Document • Any document that has become darkened and brittle through exposure to fire or excessive heat . 5 The goals of document examination are: • Examination of handwriting and typewriting to ascertain the source or authenticity of a questioned document. • Reconstruction of the written contents of charred or burned paper....
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7.2 Document Forgeries - YSCN0017 2 Nina Kung Yu-sum...

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