Research on short manuscripts made by the elderly and old age people


Keywords: handwriting; short handwritten records; elderly and old age people; diagnostics; writing and motor skills; age-related changes in the body; morbidity; coordination of movements.

Abstract

The purpose of this research paper is to generalize and systematize forensic expert experience (as theoretical knowledge as research practice) and the scientific basis for research on of short manuscripts made by elderly and old age people of obtained experimental data; to give regularities of handwriting and to explain the nature of occurrence of diagnostic signs; develop recommendations for forensic handwriting analyses and determine the procedure structure (algorithm of forensic expert actions) to solve identification and diagnostic tasks; collect information about the identification value and the possibility of differentiation of the mentioned signs. Forensic expert practice requires qualitative specific criteria that would unequivocally confirm relative stability of signs in short manuscripts made by elderly and old age people. Thereby this issue is given special attention.

Thanks to the research carried out during 2019—2021 at NSC «Hon. Prof. M. S. Bokarius FSI» experimental research and generalization of expert practice developed a technique for handwriting research of short handwritten records made by elderly and old age people that allows solving identification and diagnostic tasks to establish the performer (performers) of such records and the conditions for their implementation; a detailed algorithm of actions of the expert in the process of solving this issue is given.

The technique is based on a two-level principle, the essence of which is that the expert conducts the research not just in stages, but performs it cyclically, that is, with a different degree of depth and approximation to the final solution at different levels.

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Published
2022-03-31
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Gaydamakina, D., & Tamoshiunaite, R. (2022). Research on short manuscripts made by the elderly and old age people. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 26(1), 79-94. Retrieved from https://khrife-journal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/512