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Developing a checklist for examining a fraudulent cheque

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, Nicolaas Jacobus Campher en
dc.contributor.author Meijer, Annelie en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:50:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:50:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:50:36Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-02-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1201
dc.description.abstract My goal in this research was to develop a checklist for examining a cheque for information that can be used to identify, individualise and trace the perpetrator of a crime. A further intent was to share and introduce a number of important concepts, namely forensic investigation, identification, individualisation, the Locard principle and crime scene. This research will explain that forensic investigation refers to the using of sophisticated investigation techniques to obtain sufficient information to prove the true facts in a court of law. Further, that identification is the collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which an object is definitively recognisable or known, while the individual characteristics establish the individuality of a specific object. To link an individual with a crime scene, many types of evidence may be used and to associate an individual with the performed illegal handling, many types of evidence may be used. These types of evidence are commonly referred to as ”transfer” evidence. This process is also referred to as the ”Locard principle”. Lastly, a crime scene is explained as a place where a crime has occurred. It is also explained to be a ”laboratory of information” and therefore, during a cheque fraud investigation, the cheque is in most cases the only link to information to trace, identify and individualise the perpetrator. Therefore, the cheque should be treated as a crime scene. If forensic investigators use their knowledge of these concepts together with the checklist, it should enhance their investigation skills and empower them to become better equipped for the challenges they face in identifying, individualising and tracing the perpetrators in order to ensure successful prosecution and conviction. I believe all forensic investigators will benefit from what I have discovered through this research and I am very pleased to be able to introduce this checklist to you. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 87 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject No keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 363.25963
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Check fraud -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Fraud investigation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic sciences -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Writing -- South Africa -- Identification en
dc.subject.lcsh Signatures (Writing) en
dc.subject.lcsh Crime analysis -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Evidence, Criminal -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Crime scene searches -- South Africa en
dc.title Developing a checklist for examining a fraudulent cheque en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree M.Tech. (Forensic Investigation) en


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