Inspired by a real investigation involving ink dating, the present paper discusses this particular issue throughout four main topics: aging processes, dating methods, validation procedures and data interpretation.
Many organisations around the world rely on the use of official rubber stamp impressions to authenticate their documents.
Therefore, it is important to remember that all non-invasive forensic examinations and comparisons must be completed prior to invasive examinations in order to avoid loss of potential evidence.
A surgeon was defending a medical malpractice suit and produced three pages of patient medical records in support of his case that he had cautioned the plaintiff patient as to the risks associated with a proposed medical procedure.
However, several questions arose over the last few years among questioned documents examiners regarding the transparency and reproducibility of the proposed techniques.
These questions should be carefully studied for accurate and ethical application of this methodology in casework.