Authorship Attribution under the Rules of Evidence: Empirical Approaches in a Layperson's Legal System

@article{Howald2009AuthorshipAU,
  title={Authorship Attribution under the Rules of Evidence: Empirical Approaches in a Layperson's Legal System},
  author={B. Howald},
  journal={International Journal of Speech Language and The Law},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={219-247}
}
  • B. Howald
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Speech Language and The Law
  • All documentary evidence admitted at trial must be authenticated, i.e. it must be demonstrated that the document is ‘what its proponent claims’ it to be. For authorship attribution, this means that it can be demonstrated that the document in question has or has not been authored by a specific person. Among the different methodologies addressing this question of ‘who wrote it,’ those practiced by law enforcement specialists are often not scientifically reasoned, tested nor empirically sound… CONTINUE READING
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