The purpose of this investigation was to examine the claim that when Arabic numerals appear on a questioned document, such as a check or passport application, it may be possible to determine if the document was written by a foreign author. In line with prediction, the evidence revealed reliable differences among certain numerical allographs produced by adults in Belarus, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Despite these findings, however, the evidence further revealed the need for caution when using copybook information to make this determination.

A Comparison of Arabic Numeral Allographs Written by Adults from English Speaking vs. Non English Speaking Countries

Angelo MARCELLI;
2003

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the claim that when Arabic numerals appear on a questioned document, such as a check or passport application, it may be possible to determine if the document was written by a foreign author. In line with prediction, the evidence revealed reliable differences among certain numerical allographs produced by adults in Belarus, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Despite these findings, however, the evidence further revealed the need for caution when using copybook information to make this determination.
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