Problematic aspects of forensic handwriting examinations within the framework of criminal proceedings during the investigation of crimes in the economic sphere of the state are considered as well as the methods of selection of comparative samples of a handwriting signature of a person that affect the quality of selected samples and the results of handwriting studies of signatures of persons who deliberately changed their personal signatures by simplifying their constructive complexity and reducing the volume of graphic material when signing official documents. The effectiveness and validity of the results of the handwriting study of signatures of persons who intentionally and consciously change their personal signatures by simplifying their constructive complexity and reducing the volume of graphic material when signing official documents depends on the application by the initiator of the examination of the necessary techniques for sampling, from which it is necessary to take experimental samples. signatures.
The legal framework is currently not ideal and allows fraudsters to use certain mechanisms of state institutions for their own enrichment or non-payment of taxes or other means provided for by the legislation of Ukraine, by forging or distorting documents.
Within the framework of the already established theoretical and methodological foundations of forensic handwriting, the creative nature of expert knowledge and the features of expert thinking are revealed.
Key words: examination, the standard of signature, authorial forgery, tactics, acceptance, method.