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صفحة الملاحه       Forgery


Forgery examination will allow the examiner to detect if a document is an orginal or has been forged. The examination will also detect if any illicit alterations have been made and may indicate if a certain instrument has been used to make alterations. 
The forgery expert uses different wavelengths of light to determine any changes that are made and will highlight these in the evidence they present to court. Most of the work of the forgery examiner will be carried out using a piece of equipment called a VSC6000. The lab in Basra is equipped with two of these machines as well as two of its predecessor, the VSC5000.
The expert will examine paper for indented writing to show if a document has any writing upon it from overlaid sheets. This uses a Electro Static Detection Apparatus (ESDA). The lab in Basra is equippped with the latest version of this machine called ESDA2.
Examples of the work the expert will complete include:
Forgery Detection - Examination with comparison to the original, generally with official documents and/or currency, to detect any differences and changes
Alterations and Restorations - Looking at documents to see if any changes made with differing ink and colours and overwriting in an attempt made to obliterate original writings
Handwriting Comparison - Comparing written materials to confirm that it was written or not by a person
  Indented writing - Examining paper to see if any other item was overlaid upon it whilst writing taking place, that may now be readable on the paper
Forgery At Basra Lab
The Laboratory in Basra is capable of all the above work using recently installed top quality equipment. Forgery evidence is accepted by judges in Basra as a means of proving or disproving a persons involvement in a crime. There is capacity to increase the use of Forgery examination in Basra so all officers are urged to use the laboratory to make examinations whenever possible.