Questioned document investigation

Questioned document investigation,

Definition of Questioned document investigation:

  1. A questioned document investigation is an in-depth look into a document that is being questioned in the case of fraud, forgery, etc. The investigation is usually initiated in the event that large sums of money, heirlooms, or other assets are being called into question by a third party. A questioned document investigation may also be called upon to discover altered documents, fabricated checks, anonymous letters, disputed wills, and many other disputed documents. A forensic analysis of the questioned document will typically involve a comprehensive analysis of the paper, ink, indentations, and tools used to produce the document.

  2. A questioned document investigation is used to ascertain the authenticity (or lack thereof) of a document or other item when it comes into question. The discipline of forensic document examination is sometimes referred to as "questioned documents analysis," and it is frequently associated with white-collar crimes such as accounting irregularities, check fraud, or securities fraud. It can also be used to analyze documents related to other types of crimes or misdeeds such as medical malpractice or even analyzing suicide notes for authenticity.

  3. Detailed study of documents (such as wills or contracts) that may be involved in investigations of fraud or other illegal transactions.

Meaning of Questioned document investigation & Questioned document investigation Definition