The Comparative Influence of Culture and Schooling Environment on Handwriting Features

Monika Saini, Anup K. Kapoor

Abstract


Handwriting is an acquired trait of an individual which is primarily culture and environment dependent. The present study attempts to assess the relative influence of schooling environment and culture upon handwriting features. The paper sets forth the computational and conventional analysis of handwriting samples obtained from two cultural/ethnic groups in India living in the same and different geographical regions. Striking significant differences were observed in key handwriting features between writers of the same cultures who were living in different regions and attended different school settings. Contrary to this, handwriting features were insignificant between writers of different cultures living in the same region at the same school. 


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Forensic Sciences, Environment, Culture, Handwriting Features, Conventional, Computational

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