Questioned Document Examination is about stroke comparison and not stroke analysis. QDE is identifying the authenticity of a writer. Or the authenticity of a document by examining paper, ink or pencil resin. Stroke analysis is graphology which is identifying personality profiles through handwriting.
Questioned Document Examination includes the following:
- Strokes comparison (and not stroke analysis is looking at personalities)
- Similarities and consistencies in the sample.
- Paper quality and the history of the paper
- Ink or pencil residue
- Personality profiles are irrelevant in Questioned Document