Cop Gets Doctorate for Pioneering Research to Detect Forgery

ABU DHABI - An officer of Abu Dhabi Police, who developed an ingenious method to detect forged and false manuscripts and alphabets written in different languages, has been conferred a doctorate from Lincoln University in United Kingdom.



By (Adel Arafah)

Published: Thu 19 Feb 2009, 1:29 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:31 AM

The university described the research by Lt-Col. Ahmed Yosouf Al Haddad, from the Criminal Evidence Department, as the first of its kind in the world, which handles the technicalities in Arabic signatures.

Lt-Col. Ahmed Yosouf Al HaddadLt-Col. Al Haddad discovered techniques that he used for examining the Arabic manuscripts and signatures, Lincoln University said in the citation.

According to the university, Lt-Col. Haddad is the first researcher in the world, who presented a specialised academic and scientific studyin this field.

“The same ways and measurements could be used in checking manuscripts and initials written in different languages across the world,” the institution added, pointing out that “the outcome of the research study could be enormously beneficial to not only Arab countries, but also western countries.”

“Courts all over the world have, until today, depended on the views of experts to detect forgery in manuscripts and signatures because of lack of measurements to reveal the forged documents,” Dr Al Haddad said.

“The knowledge and experience of the specialist was the only criteria for detecting and revealing forgeries, but in my doctoral thesis, I managed to lay down the standards and evidence by which the court could take and consider the opinion of only one expert,” he noted.

“The measurements, I concluded, will help in detecting the length of the signature from the highest to the lowest levels. Other measurements also include the spaces and gaps between the letters used for signing,” he said.

“My doctoral thesis emphasises that any forged manuscript or a signature, whatever its quality is and how thorough and fine it is, will not go undiscovered,” he said.

Cop Gets Doctorate for Pioneering Research to Detect Forgery

Adel Arafah

ABU DHABI - An officer of Abu Dhabi Police, who developed an ingenious method to detect forged and false manuscripts and alphabets written in different languages, has been conferred a doctorate from Lincoln University in United Kingdom.

The university described the research by Lt-Col. Ahmed Yosouf Al Haddad, from the Criminal Evidence Department, as the first of its kind in the world, which handles the technicalities in Arabic signatures.

Lt-Col. Al Haddad discovered techniques that he used for examining the Arabic manuscripts and signatures, Lincoln University said in the citation.

According to the university, Lt-Col. Haddad is the first researcher in the world, who presented a specialised academic and scientific studyin this field.

“The same ways and measurements could be used in checking manuscripts and initials written in different languages across the world,” the institution added, pointing out that “the outcome of the research study could be enormously beneficial to not only Arab countries, but also western countries.”

“Courts all over the world have, until today, depended on the views of experts to detect forgery in manuscripts and signatures because of lack of measurements to reveal the forged documents,” Dr Al Haddad said.

“The knowledge and experience of the specialist was the only criteria for detecting and revealing forgeries, but in my doctoral thesis, I managed to lay down the standards and evidence by which the court could take and consider the opinion of only one expert,” he noted.

“The measurements, I concluded, will help in detecting the length of the signature from the highest to the lowest levels. Other measurements also include the spaces and gaps between the letters used for signing,” he said.

“My doctoral thesis emphasises that any forged manuscript or a signature, whatever its quality is and how thorough and fine it is, will not go undiscovered,” he said.

adel@khaleejtimes.com


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