I. Krasiuk, V. Lysenko
A retrospective analysis of the state of the study of the problems of studying signatures and short handwritten notes showed that the question of the possibility of a forensic study of such handwriting objects, performed using technical techniques and means, does not lose relevance today and requires the development and application of appropriate techniques and methods.
The main directions and provisions that contribute to the improvement of the study of signatures and short handwritten notes are determined. In particular, it was concluded that while maintaining the traditional scientific, theoretical and methodological base, characteristic for the study of all handwriting records, the following is relevant when conducting an examination of small handwriting objects: organization of obtaining additional orienting information on the use of technologies when forging signatures and short handwritten notes; systematization of factors affecting the quality of manifestation of individual signs of writing; development of new recommendations on the methods of such research.
It is noted that this type of expert research, taking into account its relevance, requires an integrated approach and a thorough analysis of the theoretical foundations related to the definition of the relevant object, goals and objectives, as well as the development of new recommendations on methods for studying small-volume handwriting, performed using technical methods and means. Each such examination, appointed as handwriting, requires the expert to have knowledge not only in the field of forensic handwriting but also in the field of technical and forensic examination of documents since only an integrated approach to solving the issues raised can ensure the completeness of expert studies and the successful solution of expert tasks.
Key words: signature, small handwriting objects, short handwriting, handwriting study, technical methods and means.