Handwriting Analysis and Serial Killers

on October 28, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Psychology, Serial Killers by

Sheila Lowe guest posts on JennsBookshelves.com about using handwriting analysis to reveal a serial killer. I certainly don’t know enough about handwriting analysis to access its usefulness in criminology, the examples she gave certainly underwhelmed.

She showed a number of writing samples from convicted serial killers and explained what the characteristics of the writing indicated. These appear to all be situations where the writer’s situation was known, and thus it was a matter of matching the characteristics of the writing to the characteristics of the writer.

The samples shown were so disparate that it’s hard to see how there could be anything predictive or discriminating about them.

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