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October 29, 2017

The conundrum

An FHE is engaged by private individuals, corporates or members of the legal profession who seek to shed light on anomalies in a document or to identify or authenticate signatures or writing. The explicit role as an FHE expert with particular skills and knowledge are required to decipher questioned documents or writings which are “not generally available to the average person...

January 31, 2017

It is essential that the Forensic Handwriting Examiner is aware of the types of biases that she can be prone to which could compromise not only the validity and reliability of an examination; but also result in fundamental errors in the forming of opinions and conclusions. Using the human element perspective to dissect forensic science is not a simple task and is called Cognitive Forensic...

January 26, 2017

Cursive increases recall, retention and comprehension. Also fine motor dexterity and increases literacy.

August 25, 2016


July 12, 2016

Science is based on Francis Bacon’s fourfold rule of thumb” Observe – Measure – Explain – Verify. The Webster dictionary describes science as “Principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses”. Science is a system...

July 3, 2016


This story says it all…..There was a drunkard who was searching for a key under a street lamp in an area significantly away from where he had dropped a key. When he was questioned as to why he was not looking for the key in the area where he had dropped it he replied “Why, it’s much lighter here, of course.” (Galbraith)

Reliability and va...

March 9, 2016

Handwriting is crucial for many reasons but certainly because it is one of the things that sets us apart as being human. No one can deny the pleasure of receiving a personal handwritten note over a printed mass produced one.

Recent brain scan studies have shown that early handwriting skill helps children learn to read. Typing on a key board – keyboarding- doesn’t have this effect. Cursive...

January 14, 2016


There are no half measures with this writer ....... 



He is very jealous, very passionate, wounds easily and offends easily. Loves and hates with all his heart. If he is not laughing then he is crying – you always know when you are in his company as he needs to make a statement no matter whether its negative or positive and he will try to go for full dramatic effect wherever possible. He...