Handwriting analysis interview

For this interview my original investigations partner, India, was away so for this piece I worked with Christian.

Christian:Underlined: Interviewer

Lilli: Normal: Interview

Hello every one! I hope you have all been well, and welcome to another episode of Integrated Interviews! Today I will be interviewing Lilli, a handwriting analyser. So please give a warm welcome to Lilli!

Thankyou Christian.

Do you mind if I ask you a few questions about what you have been doing in your Forensic career?

No, I don’t mind at all. Just don’t bombard me with questions.

Ok, let’s get started.

How do you compare handwriting?

I use the 12 characteristics of handwriting. They are line quality, word and letter spacing, letter height width and size, pen lifts and separation, connecting strokes, beginning  and ending strokes, unusual letter formation, pen pressure or shading, letter, word and punctuation slant, baseline habits, flourishes and embellishments and diacritic placement such as placement of i dots and t crosses.

What is the most recognizable characteristics?

Probably the height, width and size of the letters and the baseline habits- which is where the word is positioned- on the line, above the line or below the line.

What is the most common mistake made when forging handwriting?

The pen pressure- which is how hard the pen is pressed on the surface- and the diacritic placement- which is the placement of i dots and t crosses.

Why are handwriting samples helpful?

They can help identify  a criminal, because handwriting is unique to every person.

Where can handwriting samples be found?

The most common samples come from victims, such as writing on a calendar or notes lying around a house. Criminals very rarely give samples.

What do you compare samples too?

To other criminal samples or forgery.

Are handwriting samples vital evidence?

No, because other forms of identification can be used.

Are criminal handwriting samples found often?

No, because they would have to be really really really silly to even write a threat.

Procedural Text

How to make tacos

(Vegetarian. No homemade sauce included


  • Taco shells
  • Choice of filling, eg: lettuce, tomato, carrot, cheese, ect.
  • Choice of sauce, eg: taco sauce (advised), sour cream, guacamole, ect.


  • Cutting board
  • Oven (microwave does not cook as well, but will do.)
  • Sharp knives/graters ect.
  • Baking tray


  1. Preheat the oven to medium heat.
  2. Remove the taco shells from the packaging and place on a baking tray.
  3. Once the oven is hot place the shells in there.
  4. (optional: if wanted, cook taco sauce now) Slice dice or grate desired fillings. Place in seriving dishes/ bowls.
  5. There is nothing to do until the taco shells are cooked.
  6. Serving time! To serve, place taco shells on a plate/ tray. Guests/ eaters can choose their desired fillings and place the fillings inside shells. ( provide utensils to do so: tongs, cutlery ect.) Provide sauces and toppings that may be drizzled at will.
  7. Eat and enjoy!

As stated, tacos are very easy to make and they take no time at all. They are great for last minute dinner parties and lunches. They can also be used with different fillings, with anything from chocolate to spaghetti. Kids also love them!

WARNING: Keep away from messy eaters! The most cautious bite may shatter the taco shell. THEY ARE EXTREMELY DELECATE!


Swimming Carnival

( I’ve written this recount in the form of a diary entry.)

I’m so excited. I’m walking to my first ever swimming carnival. Yay! Sorry, gotta cross the road. Oh, eek! i can see the queens park swimming pool!

Am spreading out my towel and food with Lilli B behind the Lawson tent. Eden ha just called my name, which means i have to go line up at the other end of the pool, for my first event. I’m in the Yr 5 girls 50m freestyle.

Phew! that’s hard work! Came 5th of 8 girls.Started strong and ended weak. hopefully i do better in the next one.

Oh, woo ow, gosh…. I’ve been in 6 races in a row! Am supposed to be in the one now but I feel like I’m gonna faint.

OK, so came 5th in backstroke, “by a hair”.Then I attempted 2 backstrokes in a row, one against yr 5 girls and one I had to fill in for Jessie X, so I competed against Lilly T and Amelia. Came 5th in the yr 5 and 3rd in the yr 6.

Next i went in  the 5/6 girl boy relay. It’s when a girl swims 50 m, tags the boy, he swims back and tags the girl, she swims, and on and on. There is 36 people in total, 4 boys and 4 girls per house.

Then, after we came third in that, I was put down for the next relay. I asked Mali to fill in for me in that one, because I haven’t eaten since breakfast.

I’ve  still got the cork scramble to go, but I’m looking forward to that. Oh, cork scramble to the marshaling line!

Woo woo! we won the cork scramble! 104 points/ corks! Josh, (house captain) and I started a conveyor belt, where everybody passed corks down the line until they got to me. and we didn’t even get 1st place ribbons.

We rehearsed our chant for 15 minutes before we left, and we  didn’t even get to perform it.

Walked back to school, where Karisse announced that Lawson came third! Chisholm won, groan.

So pretty fun day, but its a shame we didn’t win.

Letter to Liz

Dear Liz,

It sounds like you had a great holiday.I did too. The first few weeks were spent at home, boring me. My holidays first got exciting on the 12th of January.
I flew to perth that day. All of my family lives there so I was really excited.I saw my cousin on the 13th, or 14th.She is at that stage that you just adore her. Halima is 1 and just starting to talk. She can say Mama, Dada, ya, for please she says peas, for Lilli she says Giggy, fpr Aunty Kikki she says Kik, for my little brother Owen she says owowowowow or obobobobob. I enjoyed my time in Perth.
Some of the things I am looking forward to in 5/6 is the met-challenge, buddies, using more public transport and contiuing to work on my blog. I think I will do well in these becausei love answering questions and reading maps, working with and helping little kids, exploring different ways to do the same  thing aswell as ICT and programming.
I expect to enjoy participating in these activities also because doing so will require using some of my talents. ICT and art skills, patience and different questioning strategies are some of mine.
My favorite subjects are ICT and art. After school I enjoy running ’round the back with my neighbours. My favourite colour is Yellow and I enjoy eating Ice- cream.
Sincerely,           Lilli C. 🙂

My Favourite Animal: Panda Bear


panda bears

                                                                                                                                                                     Image from Google Images. http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=cute+baby+pandas&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&rlz=1T4GGHP_en-GBAU448AU448&biw=1680&bih=827&tbm=isch&tbnid=2TI4uYiY4pyKjM:&imgrefurl=http://thedailykirk.com/%3Fp%3D226&docid=j7Xz8OgbgjwXYM&imgurl=http://thedailykirk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/cute-panda.jpg&w=470&h=400&ei=yMmtUM3nC-qaiAfepoDYAw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=1026&sig=113755884731026013150&page=1&tbnh=88&tbnw=105&start=0&ndsp=59&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:0,i:217&tx=68&ty=63

are my favorite animal because they are so cute. They are also endangered animals.

Food and Diet

Although they are Carnivores, the Panda’s diet is 99% bamboo.Pandas in the wild eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In Zoos or animal homes they may be fed honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.


Pandas are easily recognised by their black circles of fur over their eyes along with their black and white body.


The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan area, but also in the areas of Shaanxi and Gansu. Because of  farming, deforestation and other development, the panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where they once lived.

Interesting Facts

The giant panda has a black-and-white coat. Adults measure around 1.2 to 1.8 m long, including a tail of about 13 cm. Males can weigh up to 160 kg . Females (generally 10–20% smaller than males) can weigh as little as 75 kg ), but can also weigh up to 125 kg. Average adult weight is 100 to 115 kg .The giant panda has a body shape of most bears. It has black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders. The rest of the animal’s coat is white. Although scientists do not know why these unusual bears are black and white, the coloring is  to provide  camouflage in its shade-dappled snowy and rocky surroundings. The giant panda’s thick, woolly coat keeps it warm in the cool forests of its habitat. It has large molar teeth and strong jaw muscles for crushing tough bamboo.The giant panda’s paw has a thumb and five fingers, the “thumb” is actually a modified sesamoid bone, which helps it to hold bamboo while eating.The giant panda typically lives around 20 years in the wild and up to 30 years in captivity. The recorded age of the oldest captive, a female named Ming Ming, is 34.The giant panda’s tail, measuring 10 to 15 cm is the second longest in the bear family. The longest belongs to the sloth bear.

Thank You for reading my report on Panda Bears.If you want to help them, you can:

  • Throw a Panda Party! Instead of receiving gifts, donate your money to a Giant Panda conservation.
  • Become a panda “ambassador”! Tell everyone you know about their plight and the urgent need for action.
  • Make a Donation to a Zoo! This will make a huge difference to what they can achieve. 

Do you have any more suggestions for me to put up on my list?I would love for you to comment them. Thanks!