Larry S. Miller

Larry S. Miller
East Tennessee State University | ETSU · Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Publications (104)
Poster
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Abstract: The goals of this study are to: 1) define and describe types of steganographic messages in the form of “invisible ink” both produced and received by prison inmates; 2) aid in establishing patterns of production commonly used by inmates; and 3) provide research information that can assist prison facilities in detecting steganographic “invi...
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Abstract: In this presentation, attendees will learn about writer’s cramp, how technology is influencing handwriting and causing an increase in writer’s cramp, and how writer’s cramp influences handwriting when evaluating variance and dysfluency in forensic handwriting examination cases. This research impacts the forensic science community by pres...
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Steganography refers to secret or hidden writing. In this study the term is used to refer to invisible ink used to write secret or hidden messages on paper media in prison facilities. In scientific literature, little has been published specifically on the study of invisible ink formulas used by inmates. The aim of this study was to conduct experime...
Book
This is a comprehensive update of Huber and Headrick's (1999) seminal work on handwriting examination. New coverage includes a review of forensic handwriting examination research, handwriting analysis training and proficiency, revised methods and procedures, an updated listing and clarification of terminology and electronic signatures, the analysis...
Article
In 1984, Miller published the paper: ‘Bias among forensic document examiners: A need for procedural changes’, with the intent to elicit some concern about the amount of cognitive bias among forensic document examiners. There is a need for the development of procedures regarding how a document examiner can minimize the amount of cognitive bias that...
Chapter
Documents recovered from a crime scene may often be a critical form of physical evidence. Documentary evidence may include items that indicate motive and documents found at a crime scene may contain information critical to the investigation. Documents found at a crime scene may have evidentiary value based on their content. Content is both graphic...
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Online electronically captured signatures are compared to offline paper and ink signatures to determine differences between the two conditions. Sixteen subjects wrote signatures on a digital tablet using three different writing implements: 1) ink ballpoint pen on paper; 2) nonink digital tablet pen; and 3) mouse. Significant differences in duration...
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This study represents a statistical analysis evaluating handwriting tremor and distortion caused by writing surface conditions. Over 100 subjects wrote mock signatures on a smooth surface and a variety of irregular surfaces. The subjects also simulated a genuine signature and imitated a tremulous signature. The results were evaluated using a clinic...
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This study was conducted to examine the relationship between religion and child sexual abuse. A self-report survey questionnaire was administered to 397 freshmen students at a southern university. The students were asked about several social background factors, including involvement with church and religious activities. They were also asked to disc...
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Two cases were submitted for questioned document examination involving human figure drawings. As there was little information on ‘artist’ identification in the questioned document examination literature, a sample of 107 individuals was selected to participate in a study. The respondents were requested to draw two cartoons, one naturally and one dis...
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Several forms of expert forensic science evaluations exist that rely at least in part on the subjective opinion of the examiner. Human hair identification is one such examination. This paper considers possible sources of influence or bias that may be responsible for examiner errors. Data are reported of an experiment that compares the conventional...
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Government control of handguns for the purpose of reducing the incidence of accidental and/or intentional death and injury has not proven effective. Much of the research concerning accidental death and injury from firearms approaches the problem epidemiologically and identifies the gun as the agent. This study examined "control" of the handgun user...
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Few studies exist indicating how correctional personnel perceive the seriousness of prison violence. This study surveyed sixty-six correctional employees regarding their perceptions of the seriousness of prison violence, the need for outside police intervention, and the role of news reporting of prison violence incidents. The results supported the...
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Teaching research methods to undergraduate criminal justice students typically has been viewed as problematic. Students often experience considerable anxiety concerning required research courses and frequently lack the motivation to learn and appreciate the usefulness of research. Experiential case studies have been successfully utilized to teach c...
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Case studies have long been utilized in a variety of disciplines for educational and training purposes enhanc ing the student learning process. The experiential case study model presents a problem solving approach to a criminal justice oriented situation with no precise, clear-cut solutions. The utility of this model allows the student to apply the...
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Case studies have long been used to enhance the learning process for students in a variety of education and training disciplines. There are two basic types: The first type entails “actual” case studies that facilitate objective analyses and discussions of the implications for relevancy in a given situation (analytical). The second type examines hyp...
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Little empirical evidence exists to suggest that jurors may develop negative perceptions of the court system which may affect an objective finding of guilt or innocence. This present study examined a number of attributes of jurors, including juror demographic characteristics, time expended in jury selection and deliberation, and juror perceptions o...
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Attempts have been made in recent years to decrease police misconduct and improve police performance in areas of ethical decision-making. One attempt has been to provide ethics instruction to police officers at training academies and in-service training sessions. Experiential case studies have been used to help students apply theoretical concepts t...

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