Graphology (Handwriting Analysis)/Handwriting

Advertisement


Question
Image2
Image2  
Image1
Image1  
QUESTION: Hallo Mrs. DeSantis,

I have found a strange message and I'm not assured of an author.
Could you please write me your opinion if this could be the same person?
(I have images of both handwritings)
Is it true that there must be at least one page of text to identify writer with the most certainty?

ANSWER:  Dear John,
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, to be certain, it is best to have at least one page of writing. From what little we have to go by, I'd say there's a good chance the two samples were written by the same person. I hope this helps.

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Thank you Mrs. DeSantis,
but do you suppose that it would be also enough for a law case if there's
just a few sentences? You state that it is better to have at least one page of text as I asked.
Couldn't he say that's it's too little text to identify him? Thanks very.

ANSWER:  In some cases, a few sentences can be enough. If an expert witness can point out a great number of similarities between two samples, and there is supporting evidence, it can help seal a case.

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: You can't imagine how I appreciate your help Mrs. DeSantis, I really needed help in this.
The last question please, Isn't it possible that someone tried to emulate someone's manuscript in this exact case ?
Please I don't want to hurt someone innocent... Thanks.

Answer
John,
Yes, it's possible, but there are features of handwriting that forgers don't usually notice and therefore can't imitate. If this is important to you, I suggest you try to gather more examples of (Scott's?) writing and send them to me. I'll give you any help I can.
         C

Graphology (Handwriting Analysis)

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Chucki DeSantis

Expertise

I can answer questions regarding personality traits, talents and abilities, character, state of mind, mental and to some degree, physical health. I can answer questions about intelligence, compatibility with another person, honesty or deceptiveness. I can not answer or determine a writer's age, race, sexual identity,religious affiliation, guilt or innocence in a particular crime (except in cases of forgery), although I can determine the likelihood of writer's being capable of committing a crime.

Experience

I have been practicing in the field of graphology since 1976, having been privately tutored by Judith Ballard, the only known professional graphologist in the area at the time. I was certified by the American Association of Handwriting Analysts in 1978, after completing and passing their examinations. Most of my work has been on a volunteer basis, but I've been hired for various purposes on a case-by-case basis.

Publications
Record Chronical:Renton Washington, local area newspaper: Burien, Washington, Channel 7 news (telecast interview), Seattle, Washington.

Education/Credentials
I taught a non-credit course in graphology at Highline Community College in Washington State, where I earned an A.A. degree in psychology.

Past/Present Clients
No current clients. In the past, clients included local employers, one prison matron(on a personal contract), three local restaurant/lounge locations (where I "entertained" customers to gather samples for research).These were; Jim Moore's Steak house, Diamond Jim's and Latitude 57. I wrote a column answering write-in queries from readers, though I can't recall the name of the publication. (It was a long time ago).

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.