The word “Graphology” is derived from two Greek words: “Graphos” meaning writing and “logos” is study. Therefore, an in-depth study conducted to ascertain a person’s psychological and emotional conditions by analyzing his/her physical characteristics and pattern produced in the handwriting. Graphology is a science of great help to improve one’s personal, social and team-related skills. Handwriting, being the brain writing is involuntary in nature and thus, whatever the writer writes, is in a manner influenced by the psychological and emotional junctures of the brain. This act is impulsive, therefore it can easily be taken into account in order to reveal the hidden personality and the mental and social conditions by a substantial examination of the handwriting.
Forensic Graphology is a part of Forensic Science. In the course entitled as Forensic Graphology, we apply the methodology of Graphology in order to do the criminal profiling of the culprits, to get a better hold on their abusive behavior, criminal nature and schizoid characters.
A proper practice after a detailed theoretical and practical sessions would prepare the students to handle any type of case and any kind of handwriting. This science would equip the students with a full-fledged understanding, so that they can imply it on to the legal, practical, social as well as personal affairs.
Module-1 Introduction to forensic graphology
“Graphology” term stands for the examination of the handwriting to reveal the personality traits. According to graphology science, the uniquess in one's handwriting style depicts the personality traits of an individual. A graphologist can reveal and trace your personality character through your handwriting sample.
Handwriting is a neuro-muscular process and graphology is also known as brain-writing. Some of the following things are included in the graphology examination like- attitude, inspiration, honesty, intelligence, emotional solidity, social behavior etc.
This course would be introducing you to the basics of forensic graphology, history, and fundamental facts of graphology, aim and scope of forensic graphology, and the criminality in handwriting.
Module-2 Forensic graphology examination and some specific handwriting traits
Forensic graphology examination, by means of name suggests, the inspection process and its parameters to examine the handwriting. Facets of writings procedure comprise examining the parameters like size, slant, alignment and the direction of the handwriting and revealing that how the writer’s handwriting might speak.
Module will familiarize you to all the parameters of the handwriting examination, introduction to fundamentals of handwriting examination, writing variations, class and individual characteristics, writing forms, qualities and handwriting features. Abbreviations includes alignment, arrangement, connection, initial stroke, pen lifts, pen pressure, punctuation, rhythm, shading, size, slope, terminal stroke, tremors, identification in the practical situation, typical problems involved in handwriting identification and concentration and degree of awareness are all the topics included in this module.
Module-3 Aspects of graphology in psychology
Graphology experts can apply and make use of the handwriting analysis in forensic graphology aspects in the investigation processes and also graphologists might inspect what may be questioned, deceitful, fraud insurance claims, fake medical prescriptions etc.
Aspects of graphology in psychology comprising the introduction, psychological theories of personality, and psychological theories of personality as applied to graphology, national style characteristics, study of slant, alignment, size, pressure, speed, stroke, structure, angle etc., criminality in handwriting, fears and defenses, goals and aspirations, thinking styles and signatures and persona.
Module-4 Graphology and the psychosexual stages of development
Under this module, students will be familiarized with the psycho-sexual stages of development such as trust vs. mistrust (oral) stage: ages 0-1.5, anatomy vs. shame and doubt stage: ages 5-3, initiative vs. guilt stage: ages 3.5-6, industry vs. inferiority stage: ages 7-11, ego identity vs. role confusion stage: ages 12-15, intimacy vs. isolation stage: ages 16-29, generativity vs. stagnation: ages 30-55 and the ego integrity vs. despair: ages 55-105.
Module-5 The criminal mind and handwriting
Subject, forensic graphology, covers various fields of the forensic investigation that are signature verification, handwriting examination, forensic psychology, criminal investigation, crime scene investigation comparison of questioned handwriting with poison pen letters in the legal as well as personal aspects. Many equipments and techniques are used in the examination of the handwriting and the detection of the forgeries.
Criminality in handwriting would introduce you to the basic writing features and analysis technique, criminality in handwriting, self-awareness and analysis of own handwriting, business report writing, and the personality profiles and report writing. It will also comprises the various case studies like analysis of personality of several famous serial killers like Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez etc.
Module-6 Handwriting and the structure of the brain
The brain writing concepts concludes the introduction to brain writing, the pre-conscious nature in handwriting, psycho-physiology of handwriting, meaning of mind writing and the psychology and neuro-psychology of the pre-consciousness.
Module-7 Conscious, preconscious, and unconscious in handwriting
Factors effecting handwriting such as conscious, preconscious, and unconscious are included in this module. It will familiarize you to the automatism, Kinetic Melodies, Symbolism, signatures can portray one’s profession, parts of the body showing up in the signature and the touch-points and synchronicity in handwriting.
Module-8 Handwriting and brain trauma
Factors of brain trauma and brain organization will introduce you to the epileptic split-brain writer, Dyslexia, higher cortical function in man- localization of brain functions, anti- localization of brain functions, the functional complex and the mediate structure. The central nervous system, the split brain, automatonic nervous system, the triune brain, limbic system writers, striatum writers and the cerebral cortex writers is comprised in this module structure.
Module-9 Questioned documents and disguised handwriting
Introduction to questioned documents, its history, features of the disguised handwriting and its examination relation between graphology and questioned documents would be an essential part of this module structure.
The evaluation process varies depending upon the course you enroll for, likewise: if you are enrolled for Certification, you will be allotted an assignment during the mid-session of the course, which you are deemed to complete within the month. Similar process is followed in Diploma. But in PG Diploma, after the completion of the assignment during the mid-sessions; a Project-work is assigned during the last quarter, which you have to complete in a month’s time.
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled either in online courses or in distance course. After the completion of the respective course duration, a username and password would be generated for all the enlisted students. The username and the password would be mailed to every student prior to the date allotted for the examination to be held, and accordingly they would be requested by the concerned authorities to check their mails, so that they could use the specified details in order to give their exams on our online examination portal on the allocated date and time.
Note: Every student will be given a username and password a month before the conducting of the exams for the demo-exams, so that they get to know every detail concerned with the online examination pattern.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark-sheets and certificates are posted on to the postal address of every student, but only after verifying their postal addresses as mentioned on the submitted application forms. Therefore, the students are always requested to mention their correct and complete address on their application form, in order to avoid further confusion and disappointment.
This collaborative training session is designed for online and distance students. The training would acquaint the students with practicals of forensic graphology, work on real cases and the digital signature techniques required to be a comparison and examination of the signature and handwriting and various case studies.
Graphology is the study of handwriting to reveal the personality traits. A graphologist can reveal your multiple negative and positive personality traits. Graphology helps to know about individuals and their personality traits from the handwriting on the paper that is directed by their brain which is drawn with articulated writing instrument.
In a practical way, the summer training would be introducing you to the forensic graphology, fundamental graphology, facts behind graphology, and criminal traits in the handwriting.
In other facets, it will acquaint you to all the parameters of the handwriting examination like natural variations, class and individual characteristics, writing forms and qualities and handwriting features. Handwriting abbreviations include features of alignment, arrangement, connection, initial stroke, pen lifts, pen pressure, punctuation, rhythm, shading, size, slope, terminal stroke, tremors, identification in the practical situation, typical problems involved in handwriting identification and concentration, degree of awareness, practices on personality profiles and report writing.
DURATION OF TRAINING
The duration scheduled for the training is one month during the summer vacations.
ADVANTAGES OF TRAINING
>> The training session specially focusses to bring together online and distance students to enhance their knowledge.
>> Training will provide you the practical knowledge and opportunities to investigate the legal and personal cases.
>> The training session of the course FSP 105 Forensic Graphology course familiarize you to brief knowledge of course in classroom assembly.
>> Online and distance students attend to plenary training session and case studies, and learn more about the Forensic Graphology and the related techniques.
>> Upon completing this training session, you should be able to develop your potential in the investigation manner.
>> The training session will help you to develop your analytical thinking capabilities through the help of the mock crime scene investigations.
FEE FOR TRAINING
The training would be payable for online and distance learning students. But they already being enrolled as students, therefore they can avail an add-on advantage of earning 15% scholarship on their respective course fee.
After the successful completion of one month training, a valedictory function is organized on the last day where students are distributed the certificate and a farewell treat is arranged for the students from the Organization.
Outline towards Forensic Graphology career paths
Now a days Forensic Science stands in a very broad manner with multiple sub-fields. Forensic Graphology is one of the sub-disciplines of Forensic Science, which offers a myriad career opportunities to the keen aspirants. After a thorough theoretical and practical sessions provided under this course, the student would be able to gain the capability to apprehend any handwriting style irrespective of its nature, complication and other related factors. After completing this course, a student has innumerable options for grooming one’s career, the aspiring student can opt to work as a self-employed Graphologist. In doing so and serving the subject in a better manner, he/she can organize workshops and training sessions for various schools, colleges and institutions.
Educational Qualification to set a career in Forensic Graphology
First level course of the Crime Scene Investigation is a Certification Programme. The advantage of this course is, any students can set their career in Forensic Graphology no matter they belong from any discipline like Science, Commerce or Arts. Forensic Graphology courses are also available for the Science background graduate level students who are interested to start their career from master level programme in the respective investigating science. For those students, who are opting for their Doctorate degree can choose one of the branches/ traits of Graphology for their further research and study.
Students and professional both can do Certification, Diploma Course and P.G. Diploma course offered in Forensic Science.
1. What is Forensic Graphology?
In the course Forensic Graphology, the students will be guided as to how to analyze the personality traits from an individual’s handwriting. Handwriting is a brain writing, and due to this fact instinctively the handwriting bears the emotional, psychological, social and individual persona of a human being which on close observation and analysis reflects his self.
2. What is the course content of FSP 105?
The course Forensic Graphology (FSP105) includes all the details regarding the introduction to the science of graphology, the scientific techniques applied to analyze a handwriting and the methods to improve the flaws in a writing sample. Course will introduce you to interactive training session and practicals on the scientific and technical methods involved in a sequential examination.
For more details click on- http://www.sifs.in/prospectus/FSP-105-forensic-graphology.pdf
3. What is the course duration of Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma courses?
All online and distance courses are divided into three certifications i.e. Certificate course for three months, Diploma course for six months and PG Diploma for one year.
4. What qualification is required to be eligible for the above-mentioned courses?
If you are looking for Certificate and Diploma courses, you must have completed your 10+2 or appearing in any discipline from Recognized Board/ School and for PG Diploma course graduation will be required. In the admission process, self-attested mark-sheets and certificates of the previous school/college and transfer certificate along with 2 passport size photographs will be required from the student.
5. Where can I register for distance or online education courses?
We provide online application form for all online or distance students. To download application, form click on-http://www.sifs.in/application-form.pdf
6. When will I receive my study materials, books etc.?
After the completion of your admission process and payment of fee, the students enrolled for online courses will receive a username and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days through mail on their mail id which is mentioned on the application form; whereas distance education students will receive hardcopy of related course materials on the mentioned address by courier or post within 15 working days.
7. What about exams and course credits?
In the last month of your course, we will conduct your online exam. All details regarding your exam will sent to you on the mail id provided by you and the course credits differs according to course code and divided into assignment, project and exam.
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8. How do I get my certificate/mark-sheet, when I have completed my exams?
You will receive your mark-sheet and certificate within a month on your mentioned address by courier or post.
9. What is the difference between online and distance education? Which is the best mode of education?
Both modes of education are good. The only difference between online and distance education is distance education students will get hardcopy material related to their course code, and so the distance learning students will pay Rs. 1000 more as compared to online education students. An extra amount is charged for distance learning students, as the postal charges are included in the course fee.
10. Where do I find out what courses are being offered distance or online?
We provide all information on the website- www.sifs.in
11. Although my degree is in an unrelated field of study, I have taken quite a few science courses. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. You are eligible for this Forensic Graphology (FSP105), if you have completed or if you are pursuing your 10+2 or graduation in any discipline from a Recognized Board/ School/ College. All you need is a keen interest to explore the limits.
12. What is the scope and career of forensic education and related courses?
Forensic Science offers a wide range of opportunity to the students aspiring to make their careers as Forensic Scientists and Investigators. With a sense of keen observation and the ability of seeing the unseen are a few traits that would promise the aspiring students to make a colorful career in the wonderful arena of Forensic.
13. Should I pay any extra fee for examination, study materials etc.?
No. Your course fee includes Study materials, Books, Notes, I-Card, Examination Fee. You are not required to pay any extra amount, but in some cases- additional taxes / fees may apply. If you are living out of India and interested in printed notes and books, then you have to pay shipping/postal charges extra. Summer training and practical sessions will be payable for online and distance students with 15% scholarship.
14. What will I get after joining distance course?
You will get User-id and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days. Study materials, notes and books related to your course and id-card will be sent on the address mentioned by you, either by courier or post within 15 working days.
15. How can I pay my course fee by credit card in USD?
Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies, or International students visit this link- http://www.sifs.in/onlinefee.php to check out the fee structure. You can pay your course fee from here- http://www.sifs.org.in/payment (Students enrolled for courses having course duration more than 6 months can pay their Course Fee in maximum two instalments, but Rs. 2000 will be charged extra).
16. Why is training important?
Training is a vital part of online and distance students. It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to place theories into practicals. It is also very helpful to develop their skills that support professional life by preparing and encouraging them to apply their abilities and knowledge acquired through study in a work later on. So, even before the students complete their course they are trained to be job-ready, therefore increasing the student’s employment prospects.
17. Where else can I apply the science of Graphology, other than Forensic?
SIFS INDIA provides professional course Forensic Graphology (FSP105) to acquire knowledge from the basics. There are numerous opportunities for the students learning Graphology. One can work as a freelance graphologist, as getting one’s handwriting analyzed for a better life, for a compatible and lifetime relationship has become a trend among the youth. Thus, the knowledge of this science is of great worth to the ambitious students.
18. What is the fundamental difference between Questioned Document Examination and Forensic Graphology?
Questioned Document Examination deals with that observation and analysis of those documents whose authenticity or genuineness has been questioned, or is looked upon suspiciously; whereas Forensic Graphology deals in determining the personality traits of the person through a close analysis of his writing style.
19. I am interested in a career in this field. Where do I start?
In order to initiate a career into this field, you should have a zeal and urge to reveal the facts covered in a handwriting. A certificate, diploma and PG diploma course would help you groom your knowledge theoretically as well as practically, thereby ensuring a safe and secure career.
20. What are the other specialized forensic science careers outside the crime laboratory?
Other than working in the Crime Laboratory, you can also be appointed as a Crime Scene Investigator in Police Stations or you can also be appointed as an Investigator for the Mobile Forensic Laboratory. You can even opt to work as a self-employed Fingerprint Examiner, Questioned Document Examination and even a Forensic Graphologist.
Brutally raped and murdered more than 30 women. One of the most famous killers of all time, Ted Bundy vented his rage on women, mostly college girls, all the while maintaining the facade of a perfectly normal, intelligent, model citizen. His traveling ways, clever tactics, and thorough body disposal methods make it difficult to even say how many women Bundy killed during his reign, but he was definitely one of the most prolific and frightening serial killers of all time.
His handwriting owns an abnormally emphasized lower zone and the deformed letters.
Douglas Clark - "The Sunset Strip Slayer"
Preying on blonde prostitutes and hunting primarily on the well-known Sunset Strip. Murdered 6 people. Douglas Clark coerced his girlfriend Carol Bundy to pick up the women and bring them to him. He then would strike a deal for oral sex and during the act shoot them through the head and engage in sexual acts with their dead bodies.
His handwriting is another example odd strange beginnings & endings, deformed lower zone, sharp angles, covering strokes and a signature that looks as if two people had written it.
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