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Determination of the hand of the writer based on Handwriting characteristics

Author Affiliations

  • 1Institute of Forensic Sciences, GFSU Gandhinagar, India
  • 2Institute of Forensic Sciences, GFSU Gandhinagar, India
  • 3Institute of Forensic Sciences, GFSU Gandhinagar, India
  • 4Institute of Forensic Sciences, GFSU Gandhinagar, India
  • 5Institute of Forensic Sciences, GFSU Gandhinagar, India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 8, Issue (2), Pages 9-19, July,29 (2020)


Handwriting is a complex act and a highly developed skill. Many influences affect the development of each personís handwriting ability, bringing about one of the kind and unique style of each individual writer. When in any case, involving handwriting arises, document examiners need to use a systematic approach for determining the authorship of the document. Additionally, the differentiation in the handedness of the writer can narrow down the suspect list and can form a corroborative evidence. To study the differentiation and to compare left-handed writing with right-handed writing, the present study was conducted at GFSU, Gandhinagar. 100 handwriting samples of subjects falling in age group of 18-30 years, 50 of right-handed writer and 50 of left-handed writer were selected given standard content for writing three times on blank A4 sheet with blue ball point pen. A significant difference was noted in the characteristic features like staffs, strokes, slopes and word formation of characters in left-handed and right-handed writing.


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