List of Forgery Topics

List of Forgery Topics

Forgery is a crime (a serious offense in many jurisdictions) in which someone falsifies (in broad sense, with the process of making, adapting, or imitating) something (objects or documents, for example) with the intent to deceive.There are a number of different types of forgery. While in Canada some kinds of forgery are punishable with 1 year of imprsonment, in the UK is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine, or both. Learn more about Forgery offense here (in the U.S.) and know more about the meaning of Forgery in this dictionary.


Base coin
Relic forgery

Specific forgeries

Shapira Strips
Vancouver Island forgery, of stamps


Arthur Sutton (forger), US forger
Carl Wilhelm Becker (1772-1830) German counterfeiter of ancient, medieval, and German coins
Charles Black and Brian Kating, counterfeiting
Claude Latour, French art forger of Utrillo
Dorman David, forger
Germaine Curvers, (? -2002) Belgian-born purveyor or art forgeries in Australia
John Laflin or John Laffite, US forger
Jose Beraha or Jose Berara, counterfeiter
Lawrence Cusack, US Kennedy papers forger
Lee Israel, literary forger
Raphael Haim Golb, document forger
Real Lessard, purveyor of art forgeries
William Brockway (counterfeiter), counterfeiter

See Also

International criminal law: Organized Crime and Narcotics
International Crime law resources
Crime against international law
Transnational crime
List of International Organized Crime Entries
List of Criminal Law Online Journals
International criminal law: Organized Crime and Narcotics
International Criminal Law
List of Criminal Biographies (Gangs) Entries
List of International Organized Crime Entries
List of international public law topics
List of Robberies, Heists and Capers Entries
List of Murders and Assassins
List of main cases in the Encyclopedia

Further Reading

Encyclopedia of Gangs, by Louis Kontos and David Brotherton
Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters, by Bill O’Neal
The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime, by Carlo Devito
The Encyclopedia of Robberies, Heists, and Capers, by Michael Newton
Sifakis, Carl. The Mafia Encyclopedia. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8160-5694-3
Peterson, Virgil., The Mob: 200 Years of Organized Crime in New York. Ottawa, Illinois: Green Hill, 1983.
Asbury, Herbert. The Gangs of New York. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
Haskins, James., Street Gangs. New York: Hastings House, 1974.
Sante, Luc. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1991.
Sifakis, Carl. The Encyclopedia of American Crime. New York: Facts on File Inc., 2005.
Thrasher, Frederick. The Gang: A Study of 1.313 Gangs in Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1926.



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