Paul McCartney (left) vs. "Faul" (right)
What constitutes evidence to establish proof of identity? What evidence can be used to detect an imposter? First, some basic information on evidence and proof.
ev⋅i⋅dence [ev-i-duhns] Show IPA noun, verb, -denced, -denc⋅ing.
1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
2. something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
3. Law. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evidence
1. evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth.
2. anything serving as such evidence: What proof do you have?
4. the establishment of the truth of anything; demonstration.
5. Law. (in judicial proceedings) evidence having probative weight.
6. the effect of evidence in convincing the mind...http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/proof
Evidence is gathered, in some cases by f
Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to a legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or a civil action. Besides its relevance to a legal system, more generally forensics encompasses the accepted scholarly or scientific methodology and norms under which the facts regarding an event, or an artifact, or some other physical item (such as a corpse) are ascertained as being the case. In that regard the concept is related to the notion of authentication, whereby an interest outside of a legal form exists in determining whether an object is what it purports to be, or is alleged as being.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_science