A current FPP about a forged apocryphal Biblical text made me wonder: could any forged document really have world-shattering significance? Suppose the forgery were undetectable; could any plausible forgery of any document more than(say) 100 years old have a large impact outside academia?
I got the money back from my bank, closed the compromised account and filed a police report. So... what happens now? What will the police do? What else should I do? [more inside]
I purchased some property a couple of months ago. One of the documents recorded with the county doesn't match the document I have (that I walked out of closing with). I think the Notary forged my signature after the fact. What should I do? [more inside]
How do I get information about a turn-of-the-century criminal? He was my great-grandfather. [more inside]
My assistant wrote checks to himself from my account - what is the best way to get my money back? [more inside]
Hi all, I am looking for articles or books on how the law serves specific factions of society at the expense of others. I am specifically interested in the issue of art fraud and forgery, but I would be happy to learn about more general overviews on this issue as well. Is there a "classic" book on how law is socially constructed to serve specific factions of society at the expense of others? Or maybe an overview on the sociology or anthropology of law that you highly recommend? Or some key terms I should be aware of? My intuitive understanding of the art forgery example is that laws to prevent fraud serve the interests of people involved in the art market (dealers, galleries, museums, auction houses) but hinder artists that work in historical traditions because the border between a "copy" and a "pastiche" and a "forgery" and a "fraud" is blurry. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Is there any way I can make my forged signature legally bulletproof? [more inside]
Hieronymous Bosch - Filter: I saw a painting in the Mimara museum in Zagreb which claims to be The Temptation of St. Anthony by Bosch. But...I suspect its a fake... [more inside]
Bush used the "Zawahiri letter" today as part of his justification for his policies and the war in Iraq ... I have heard a number of doubts about it's authenticity, does anyone know what the chain of custody/origin of this letter is? and what the current conventional wisdom is on its authenticity?