Signature Identification in the Light of Science and Experience

57 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2009  

Roger C. Park

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: February 13, 2009

Abstract

The author explores the empirical evidence of expert proficiency on the sub-task of classifying signatures as genuine or simulated. He concludes that expert testimony on signature identification should be admitted with safeguards. The empirical evidence is not conclusive, but the procedural alternatives to expert testimony with safeguards are undesirable.

Suggested Citation

Park, Roger C., Signature Identification in the Light of Science and Experience (February 13, 2009). Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 59, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1342600

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