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The following articles are by and/or about Reed Hayes. If you would like to read the complete article, please click the “Read More” link found at the end of each excerpt. You will then be taken to a PDF copy of the article. Some browsers support PDF viewing and others will simply download the PDF to your hard drive. To view PDFs on your hard drive you will need Adobe Acrobat.

Behavioral Profiling & Risk Assessment Using Written Communication
By Kimon Iannetta and Reed Hayes
The Forensic Examiner (Amer. College of Forensic Examiners), Winter 2008

“Handwritten material often shows red flags for negative behavior that might not be detected through more traditional investigative techniques. This cutting edge risk assessment tool provides investigators with a discreet and unobtrusive way of validating hunches and gleaning useful information about suspects, assisting in the implementation of alternative possibilities in investigations and interrogations…..”
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Between The Lines: Graphoanalysts Get To The Truth of Many Matters Through Handwriting
By Nadine Kam, Assistant Features Editor
Star Bulletin, Honolulu, HI

“Sleuthing often has Reed Hayes looking backward and forward and following loopy leads with magnifying glass in hand. But when he gets down to business, he never strays far from his desk. As a graphoanalyst, Hayes was one of a half-dozen handwriting experts called to London in 1992 who helped determine the Jack the Ripper diary that surfaced at…..”
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Is That Signature A Forgery?
By Reed Hayes
Monthly Column, “Analyze This”, HPM

“As an individualized symbol or personal trademark, your signature is recognized as yours alone, whether affixed to a check, driver’s license, credit card or legal document. Signatures have long been accepted as personally identifying and are often the target of forgery. Due to the complexity of the writing process and the fact that your writing originates from your brain and your personality, the unique features of your signature are…..”
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But, I Don’t Write. I Print
By Reed Hayes
Monthly Column, “Analyze This”, HPM

“Essentially, the same principles apply to the analysis of both printing and cursive writing. In both, the analyst evaluates pressure, speed, slant, size, page layout, originality and individual letter formations, all of which are considered together in reaching the final analysis. There are some special considerations, however. For example, block printing does not permit the use of…..”
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