Question: What is the importance of ink analysis in questioned document examination?

The importance of ink analysis has been noted in case of obliterations for differentiating the ink on basis of its chemical composition; further, the source and also the age of ink which ultimately gives the approximate age of the document providing leads and clues in the investigation process.

How do document examiners analyze ink?

Questioned document examiners use liquid chromatography to determine the individual components of the ink used on a document. This is one of the destructive methods of questioned document analysis. In this technique, a small piece of the questioned document containing the ink is dissolved in a special solvent.

What is the importance of Questioned Documents?

Its primary purpose is to provide evidence about a suspicious or questionable document using scientific processes and methods. Evidence might include alterations, the chain of possession, damage to the document, forgery, origin, authenticity, or other questions that come up when a document is challenged in court.

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