# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 645504124

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the methods used to authenticate original documents.

Definition

Description should include
  • comparing a document to known standards (e.g., typewriting, watermarks)
  • using a microscope
  • using alternate light sources
  • accounting for accidental variations in writing font measurement.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is a questioned document?
  • How has technology improved the detection of forgeries?
  • Why is it necessary to use alternative light sources on documents?
  • What types of factors can determine the source of a document?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

 

12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems