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Forgery

History, American Law Of Forgery, Related Offenses, The Future Of Forgery Laws, Bibliography

The law against forgery is designed to protect society from the deceitful creation or alteration of writings on whose authenticity people depend in their important affairs. A person who, with the purpose of deceiving or injuring, makes or alters a writing in such a way as to convey a false impression concerning its authenticity is guilty of forgery in its contemporary sense.

PETER GOLDBERGER

DAN M. KAHAN

See also COUNTERFEITING.

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