The Documentoscopy is the science which covers the study of the document in its whole, letting the graphology as a part of the document study. Every day the falsifications are more frequent and its technology is more perfected; it is sufficient to think of the profitability of this crime for the delinquents and their organizations. The curiosity of this branch of crime is that it usually happens with much frequency in the large cities

The Documentoscopy requires a very meticulous study and a sufficient formation in this area of the criminalistics. For the verification of documents there are already official laboratories which the State Security Forces make available to serve the Justice; however there are two important concepts. First it is a criminal culture that each policeman must know and in the second place the knowledge of the document will make exist a certain familiarity at the moment of launching a suspicion
The formation of the professionals of the Expert Witness Science regarding the false documents is essential, for the quantity of verifications to be performed on daily basis, whether of the driving licenses, vehicles documentation, etc. Therefore, we have generously elaborated this course in its topics, forming them in the different techniques and verifications so that as experts in the field they can develop their actions with the major efficiency
The course is directed to professionals in public security
The same that are needed for the performance of the professional activity that the students are performing at the moment of inscription
MODULE 1 - Documents, supports and papers
  • TOPIC 1 - Introduction to documentoscopy
  • TOPIC 2 - Alteration for addition
  • TOPIC 3 - Alteration for suppression
  • TOPIC 4 - The national identification document
  • TOPIC 5 - Security measures in official documents
  • TOPIC 6 - Photocopies, types of photocopying machines
  • TOPIC 7 y 8 - Study of paper
  • TOPIC 9 - Identification of stamps and date stamps
  • TOPIC 10 - Inks. Types and composition
  • TOPIC 11 - Analysis of the aspect of an ink. Chromatography of the surface
  • TOPIC 12 - Effects of the ink on paper. Conservation of stains
  • TOPIC 13 - Digital printing machines
  • TOPIC 14 - Analogical machines
  • TOPIC 15 - Writing accessories
  • TOPIC 16 - Watercolor paints
MODULE 2 – Principal techniques of manipulation and falsification. Principal methods and criminal techniques of analysis
  • TOPIC 1 - Washing of documents. Principal techniques
  • TOPIC 2 - Abrasion of documents. Technique of glossy effect after scraping
  • TOPIC 3 - Superimposed prints on documents deleted by abrasion or washing
  • TOPIC 4 - Superimposition of outlines. Their identification by X-rays
  • TOPIC 5 - Police methods of identification of documents
    • Identification of falsifications due to hiding
    • Identification of falsifications due to imitation
    • Identification of falsifications due to disguise
  • TOPIC 6 - To identify the false documents in the identification documents for foreigners
  • TOPIC 7 - To identify the false documents in the residence permit documents
  • TOPIC 8 - To identify the false documents in the work permit documents
MÓDULO 3 - Legislation, application and compared graphology
  • TOPIC 1 - Legislation applicable to the falsified public documents
  • TOPIC 2 - The Schengen territory. Countries that do not integrate
  • TOPIC 3 - Modalities of documental fraud
  • TOPIC 4 - Compared graphoscopy
  • TOPIC 5 - Techniques of graphological analysis
Theoretical course given on a distance by means of a syllabus for each course which will be sent to the student through the virtual classroom including all the topics it comprises, self-evaluation questionnaires in the majority of the modules and a final exam.

The final exam will be carried out by means of a telematic exam available in the virtual classroom (more informationhere).

Each tutor will have available his/her proper line of electronic mail.

The topics are illustrated with images and schemes which facilitate the comprehension.
Course of 110 hours
  • The price for the online course is 150 Euro/li>
  • The price of the online course for members is 75 Euro
Accreditation for successful completion of the Centre for University Practices Lucía Botín
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