Q - Questioned Documents

Q- Questioned Documents:




Questioned Documents is an area of the law where a forensic document expert analyses questioned documents. Cases involve any type of questioned document.


Some examples of questioned documents cases:
Hot checks
Altered will 
Threatening or harassing letters
Job applications
All Financial documents

An expert might examine a questioned document to determine whether or not the document is actually what it purports to be or if it is a fake. An expert might examine a document to determine if a specific person authored or wrote the words. 

Another area of questioned documents involves analyzing a document for the presence of indented impressions of handwriting. This occurs when a notebook or notepad is discovered, but the page in question has been torn off or removed. The expert can often determine the original content from the imprint left on the pad.

Questioned Document Experts can also determine what type of ink was used in a document and when that type of ink or ink pen was manufactured. 

In our Crime Fiction Murder Mystery, you may remember that the police found a note allegedly left by the victim's husband, telling the victim not to wait up for him that he was playing basketball. Detective Coker thought this quite odd, since Thomas Clinton claims he never went home after work on the day his wife was killed. Detective Coker sent the note to the crime lab for analysis by a questioned document expert and it turns out that Thomas Clinton did not author the note left for his wife that had his signature as the author.


Today's Clue: Letter Q - Quarter




23 comments:

  1. Even though this evidence won't stand up in court, it still certainly gives the detective some valuable information about what really went on. Unless some hacker can mess with this data. There are always ways to mess with evidence, I guess. Dr. Russo is looking pretty bad right now.

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  3. Interesting plot so far. Keep up the good work. :)

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  4. The plot thickens! So someone's really good at forgery.

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  5. So, it revealed a forgery! Ah-ha! Handwritten, would the next step be to get a handwriting sample of a suspect to have compared to the note? The only thing I think of when I see quarter is as in the expression, "to give no quarter". No area of safety and rest.

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  6. I love it when documents reveal something in a mystery, when a long-standing question gets subtly answered. Wonderful post.

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  7. Hi Melissa - yes, they've found out important information .. which could guide them. Who was using those phones could be a salient question ...


    Interesting ... cheers Hilary

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  8. Hi Melissa - the clue Quarter has me floored .. but it could refer to something to do with Basketball .. but I don't think they have Quarter backs ... so I am stumped, unless it's a quarter of a piece of paper.


    On a slightly different subject I went to see Philip Hoffmann Seymour on Wednesday (film society) in John le Carre's "A Most Wanted Man" - and last night saw "Woman in Gold" about the Klimt painting and its restoration to its rightful owner ... whereby the young lawyer was completely instrumental in thwarting the Austrian and the American authorities in getting that judgement ... an altered will, that wasn't a will ...


    So your series is sort of feeding into my imagination in many ways - I'd recommend both films ... E Randol Schoenberg is the lawyer .. now an Art recovery lawyer ... except I see in Wiki that it didn't get a particularly good write up .. but we loved it ... perhaps I look at the film in a different light ...


    Cheers Hilary

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  9. Those are always impressive to me- people who can figure out if someone wrote something or not.

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  10. There are a lot of conflicting things going on. I'm thinking the husband is innocent after reading this, but I could be wrong,

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  11. One day he appears innocent and the next day, not so much

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  12. I know. It would be too easy with my handwriting, though. it is this horrible scribble like a kids

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  13. Thanks for the film recommendations. I don't ever go by the reviews because there have been far too many movies I loved with low reviews and some with the highest reviews that I didn't care too much for. SO you are finally stumped. I bet you figure it out soon

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  14. Thank you. This document will reveal something, but not for a few more days

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  15. I know, tell me about it. X is going to be rough

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  16. I see that the quarter clue has stumped a few of you.

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  17. I remember the fun disappearing ink.

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  18. and theft, rape, oh and murder, lol

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  19. Thank you. it's getting tough. I am not looking forward to the day I have to post part of this little mystery for the letter X. Not really looking forward to Z either, ha ha

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  20. How will they find out who was using those phones? How much does a pay phone cost to use these days?

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  21. Glad you are keeping up. I imagine a lot of this evidence wouldn't hold up in court, but it will be sufficient for Det. Coker to figure out who the killer is and for one of you to win the grand prize.

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