Author: Katherine Koppenhaver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Guides lawyers through the entire process of forensic document examination, including handwriting analysis, equipment identification, fraud and forgery detection, and cross-examination of opposing witnesses.
Author: John T. Lynch
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
In the first extended treatment of the debates surrounding public deception in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack Lynch contends that forgery and fraud make explicit the usually unspoken grounds on which Britons made sense of their world. While taking up the critical philosophical questions surrounding fraud, Lynch shows that fakery takes us to the heart of eighteenth-century values as they relate to evidence, perception and memory, the relationship between art and life, historicism, and human motivation.
Author: Ordway Hilton
Publisher: CRC Press
Disputed document inquiries encompass extensive and varied technical examinations, unique phases of investigation, and specialized legal presentations. This book serves as a guide to all aspects of a questioned document covering the broad spectrum of the work as it is practiced today. From the work of the field investigator and the examination of a document to the presentation of evidence in court, Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents provides a comprehensive approach that is ideal as a training manual for document examiners, investigators, and attorneys.
Author: Steven A. Slyter
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Category: Evidence, Expert
What exactly is forensic signature examination? Is the comparison of signatures really a science? How is it done? How can one become trained in this discipline? What are the parameters which guide the expert in reaching an opinion? What effects do health, drugs, or alcohol have on signature skills? Can a signature include obvious differences and still be genuine? At what point do differences become significant? How does an attorney work with an expert in this field? What documents and materials will be needed? How can a document expert explain the details of this work to a jury? How does an attorney effectively cross examine a document expert? FORENSIC SIGNATURE EXAMINATION answers these questions. The reader will learn how the scientific method is applied to signature examination, how to define the parameters which guide decision making, and how forgeries can be recognized. Students will find this to be a sensible approach to the study of signature examination. Document examiners will find a method for explaining their work to clients and to the court. Attorneys will find that they can take the magic out of a signature examination so their own witness is more credible - or an opposing witness held to a more effective cross-examination. For attorneys, document examiners, and students, here is a straightforward, systematic explanation of why we can rely on signatures as a means of identification and how the habits of pen rhythm and character design can be analyzed.
Author: Virginia Newman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness
Author: Fred Chris Smith,Rebecca Gurley Bace
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.
Author: Steven L. Skalak,Thomas W. Golden,Mona M. Clayton,Jessica S. Pill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Recent catastrophic business failures have caused some to rethinkthe value of the audit, with many demanding that auditors take moreresponsibility for fraud detection. This book provides forensicaccounting specialists?experts in uncovering fraud?with newcoverage on the latest PCAOB Auditing Standards, the ForeignCorrupt Practices Act, options fraud, as well as fraud in China andits implications. Auditors are equipped with the necessarypractical aids, case examples, and skills for identifyingsituations that call for extended fraud detection procedures.
Author: David L. Masters
Publisher: American Bar Association
Adobe PDF lets legal professionals capture and view information—from any application, on any computer system— and share it with anyone around the world. Whether transactional or litigation oriented, this book will help any law practice run smarter by showing how lawyers can use the latest version of Acrobat to work with digital documents.
A Guide to Help You Give a Winning Deposition
Author: Virginia A. Lathan,Dale S. Wilson
Publisher: CurryCo Publications
Lathan's guide can help witnesses and attorneys get through the deposition process easily and knowledgeably. She gives relevant information in plain English, points out pitfalls, reveals inside information about the procedure itself, and then shows how to function in an effective, informed, and confident way. (Legal Reference/Law)
Author: Carol B. Roskey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: House & Home
For generations, it has been an axiom that the purchase of a home is the greatest single investment the average person makes. The corollary has always been thatif you take good care of that homeit will inevitably be a good investment, permitting you to sell your home at a profit or allowing you to take out a large loan on the equity youve built up. While the axiom is still true, the corollary is no longer true. Many Americans have lost their homes due to the Great Recession and still more owe more on their homes than the homes are worth. People once made a lot of money on flipping homes; now many wonder if they should buy homes at all. There are unmistakable signs that we are headed into an even worse recession, making any housing decisions more important than ever. An acknowledged expert, Dr. Carol Roskey has spent a lifetime in studying all aspects of the housing field from financing to the best kinds of insulation. With her help, you can make well informed decisions.
Methods and Techniques
Author: David Ellen
Publisher: CRC Press
Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest techniques and technological advances, this second edition provides and clear, concise overview of modern forensic document examination. The scientific methods applied to elucidate questions about whether a document is genuine, whose writing is on it, and any alterations to information on it are explained in detail. Handwriting, typewriting, inks, paper, and other factors which make up documents are discussed and techniques involving infrared radiation, ultraviolet radiation, electrostatic detection, and microscopical examination are described. It is an invaluable guide for trainees and more experienced document examiners.
Author: Anne M. Lipton,Cindy D. Marshall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.
With Forms and Templates for Effective Practice
Author: John M. Spores, PhD, JD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"Overall, this is an excellent guide to the use and administration of psychological tests. It provides straightforward directions and instructions on how to utilize testing in such a way as to better inform clinical practice. I could see this book as a mainstay on any counselorís bookshelf, especially those who are seeking a way to utilize standardized testing in their practice."--The Professional Counselor Journal ìFinally, a detailed and crystal clear guide to psychological assessment that effectively integrates 'best practices' with the realities of negotiating the mental health care system and insurance providers. I plan to draw on this practical guide in my private practice and to incorporate it as a required text in my advanced counseling assessment classes at both the masterís and doctoral level. This book is a treasure for any mental health professional involved in psychological assessment.î Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD Professor of Counseling Psychology, Fordham University Standardized psychological testing is often essential for reliably determining the presence of a wide range of psychiatric and personality disorders, along with effectively addressing related issues that may require a psychological referral. This nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting efficient and accurate psychological testing in clinical settings provides mental health professionals with experienced guidance in the entire process, and includes a complete set of forms and templates for all aspects of assessment and testing, from the initial referral and diagnostic interview to the final report. Based on the authorís experience with over two thousand psychological and neuropsychological testing cases, this highly practical book presents a standardized process of assessment, testing, interpretation, report-writing, and presenting feedback to patients, family members, and other professionals. Actual case examples of patients from a wide age range illustrate the assessment and testing process in action. The text provides printed and electronic versions of referral and related forms, initial psychological assessment report templates that include critical areas of coverage for obtaining insurance approval, and interpretation tables for an exceptional inventory of key standardized psychological tests. Integral to the book is a review of psychological tests in seven key categories that most effectively address differential diagnostic dilemmas and related referral questions that clinicians are likely to encounter in practice. It also provides effective strategies for selecting the appropriate tests based on the particular diagnostic questions, guidance for successfully obtaining insurance approval for a targeted yet feasible number of testing hours, and an efficient system for simultaneous test interpretation and report writing. Key Features: Includes an overview of the assessment process, from the initial referral to completion of the final report Features effective reviews of commonly used tests, including neuropsychological, intelligence, personality, and behavioral inventories Includes print and digital templates and forms for all phases of assessment and testing Aids clinicians in both private practice and other health care settings to work within managed care and be effectively reimbursed for services Includes information on conducting forensic competency to stand trial assessments, including the authorís new measure of assessing a defendantís understanding of the legal system