Mass Spec Imaging Goes To Court | June 6, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 23 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 23 | p. 42
Issue Date: June 6, 2011

Mass Spec Imaging Goes To Court

Forensic document analysis with SIMS clearly shows which ink is on top
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: SIMS, imaging, forensics, ink

Imagine you signed a contract, but someone later altered the document without your knowledge or approval. Suddenly, you’re in the middle of a legal dispute about what you actually signed. How would you prove your case?

You might hire someone like Albert H. Lyter III, a forensic document examiner at Federal Forensic Associates, in Raleigh, N.C., to find evidence that changes actually had been made. For example, has a “3” been doctored to . . .

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