PECULIARITIES OF PERFORMING MULTIOBJECT FORENSIC HANDWRITING EXAMINATIONS
The specifics of multiobject forensic handwriting examination is considered. Urgency of their performing and the importance for making decisions on the case are underlined. Attention is drawn to the solution of specific problems that require different approaches, depending on the nature of research objects. Multistage character of research on a multitude of handwriting objects is singled out and features of a separate stage, namely preliminary research are considered. Importance of this stage for the further research planning, selection of the corresponding separate techniques by expert, construction of expert versions is revealed. It is pointed out that methods of performing multiobject handwriting examination at the stage of preliminary research has features that distinguish it from other handwriting methods. Issues related to familiarization with the submitted materials, verification of comparability of samples and establishment of comparative material sufficiency are touched upon. Importance of resolving the issue regarding the need to send an application by a expert is noted. Also, the completion of the preliminary research stage by the formulation of general and private versions per se of the tasks assigned to expert is noted. Recently expert practice requires from experts not only to update methodological approaches in solving handwriting tasks when granting a large number of objects, but also to improve methods of performing relevant research. Above mentioned sequence of research stages can be one of the types of guarantee for full and comprehensive objective research on a large number of objects, an serve the basis for a correct expert decision. Consideration of the issues of features on the stage of preliminary research in carrying out a multiobject handwriting examination is important for handwriting experts, both beginners and with great experience.
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