Formalised handwriting analysis can be a useful supplementary instrument for psychological expertise. It has distingu ished advantages over traditional questionnaire-based psychometric instruments and differs from historically known and scientifically controversial graphology through objectivity, transparency and validity. The article presents several practical examples based on HSDetect software system for handwriting analysis.
Key words: handwriting analysis, handwriting psychology, formalisation, com-
puter-aided analysis, validation, expertise.