|Robert L. O'Block, Ph.D., Executive Director
American College of Forensic Examiners, Springfield, Missouri
"Kim Iannetta is on the forefront of groundbreaking research to help society deal with its most disturbing problems."
Dr. Fausto Brugnatelli
Certified Expert in Handwriting Analysis, Document Examination
and Handwriting Evaluation, Milano, Italy
"When I first started exchanging views with Kim on the Ramsey case I immediately realized that her approach to the study of the handwriting was something novel to me.
Soon this new way of hers of assessing dangerousness and gathering information from any detail conquered my interest, so much so that a fruitful collaboration started.
Kim has taught me that, through extensive evaluation of all possible hypotheses, even the tiniest bit of a written communcation can yield unexpected loads of information."
Pat Siegel, President (ASPG)
The American Society of Professional Graphologists
email: Pat Siegel
"Danger Between the Lines" is a very useful digest of handwriting graphics which, when taken as clusters, can be symptomatic of dangerous behavior, or in contrast, show inhibiting counter tendencies. Recognizing these graphics are interpreted within the context of the overall expression of handwriting, Kim Iannetta's book highlights dangerous proclivities of which all analysts should be aware.
The American Society of Professional Graphologists provides conferences and handwriting analysis classes in New York City. Certification is given for satisfactory completion of four semesters if instruction. Please check our website www.aspghandwriting.org for information about ASPG events, classes, journals, or for applying as a Professional Member or Associate."
John J. Blaylock, Ph.D., Chief
Courts and Corrections Branch, Mental Health Division
Department of Health, State of Hawaii
"Her conclusions in virtually every case regarding the behavior and personality of the patients was very similar to the observations made by numerous professional staff over a long period of time. I have no hesitancy in fully recommending that serious consideration be given to Ms. Iannetta's work for the purposes of personality assessment and possible prediction of future behavior."
Shirley J. Wilcox
State of Hawaii
Hawaii Paroling Authority
I have known Ms. Kimon Iannetta both professionally and personally for approximately four years and it is with great pleasure that I write this letter. Ms. Iannetta worked as a paid consultant, donating countless hours of her time. She assisted the staff of the Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) with handwriting analyses of over 25 inmates and parolees involved in our Cognitive Self-Change Program.
I have worked with Ms. Iannetta as her student, friend and employer. In every capacity, she exhibited a caring approach to both staff and clients. Her demeanor was always professional, above reproach and demonstrated an understanding of the individuals and their needs. She is exceptionally gifted and works with groups of individuals very effectively.
Ms. Iannetta's dedication to her profession, and her extensive knowledge of handwriting analysis was a great asset to our program. Her assessments were without judgment, which is essential to our population. The students in the HPA classes were thrilled with Ms. Iannetta and her level of involvement with them.
The HPA Cognitive Self-Change Program was very lucky to have Ms. Iannetta's expertise, commitment and dedication to excellence. Her ability to provide accurately detailed, significant handwriting analyses was exceptional. Her charismatic interaction with clients, staff, friends, and students allowed them to feel comfortable, as well as challenged.
We are extremely grateful to Ms. Iannetta's interest in our population, and her voluntary commitment to our clients.
Shirley J. Wilcox
Harold V. Hall, Ph.D., ABPP, Director
Pacific Institute for the Studies of Conflict and Aggression
"Danger Between the Lines is an extraordinary book that allows the readership to understand the relationship between handwriting characteristics and violent behavior. Highly recommended as an adjunct to comprehensive risk analysis and violence prediction."
"I have known Kim since the 1970's as a highly competent and well respected forensic professional. In several screenings for police officer evaluation, she was right on target compared to (1) psychological test outcomes, (2) Clinical form interviewing and (3) known history. For these reasons and others, I recommend her services without qualification. She is the best!"
Harold V. Hall, Ph.D.
Julie Owens, Coordinator
Hawaii State Committee on Family Violence; Hope for Battered Women
"I applaud Kim Iannetta for her pioneering work in assessing lethality via handwriting analysis. I have personally reviewed her research, and have found her insights extremely fascinating, with exciting possibilities for application in the domestic violence prevention arena. Kim Iannetta exhibits that rare combination of scholar, artist, and scientist that results in work which is highly readable and thought provoking."
Erika M. Karohs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Graphologist, Author, Translator, Trainer, Lecturer, Researcher, Professor Emeritus
Monterey Peninsula College
Senator, Academy of Arts & Sciences, Luxembourg
"...your Danger Between the Lines. The explanations about angles, tics, diagonal strokes, etc. confirm many of the things I found while studying Magdalena Ivanovic's writings. You're the first one who explains these traits as danger signals and I was very impressed by your findings. There are very few books on the market that are worthwhile for me, and therefore yours was really a find. I really congratulate you on your research, your perception and your insight. I am very glad I was able to benefit from your labors."
Francis J. Whelan, MD, LTC MC
Division Psychiatrist, Department of the US Army, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
"Ms. Iannetta was able to render professional opinions which . . . invariably . . . (sic) confirm earlier psychiatric examination findings and often reveal additional problems areas not readily apparent on psychiatric examination alone. In all cases her results appeared to be at least as complete and frequently superior to standard psychological testing. I highly recommend Ms. Iannetta . . . in any situation where the presence or absence of such basic tendencies as reliability, consistency, dependability, or internal harmony need be determined."
Rene Tillich, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
King Kalakaua Center for Humanistic Psychotherapy, Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii
"I have the highest regard for her skills . . . I am very impressed by Kim's ability at assessment and have found her insights extremely illuminating."
Lt. Daniel Hanagami
White Collar Crime Investigation Division
Honolulu Police Department
"Kim . . . has assisted me in over 50 forgery cases when no other means of identifying the suspect could be made except by handwriting; all these cases ended with convictions or the suspect pleading guilty in court."
Wilbert Kaimikaua, Detective
Honolulu Police Department
"Knowing of Kim's skills as a certified graphogist and document examiner, I called on her to assist me with the investigation. She was instrumental in revealing the character traits of the letter writer. She was able to pinpoint the suspect from among 48 other possible suspects and was accurate in her selection. The letter writer was arrested within 48 hours after the identification, and confessed to the crime.
Ms. Iannetta's high degree of accuracy in her skills and insightful observations in analyzing handwritings are invaluable to the Honolulu Police Department. She would be an asset to any law enforcement or investigative agency."
Mark Recktenwald, Esq.
Marr Jones & Pepper
"I am writing to thank you for your work on the recent civil trial that I tried in state court. Your services included analyzing the handwriting of key witnesses as well as prospective jurors. The work that you performed for us was excellent. Your observations about the witnesses and jurors were confirmed repeatedly by my own observations in the courtroom. You performed your analyses quickly, and were readily available to discuss your results. I found your assistance invaluable, and would enthusiastically recommend your company to other atterneys practicing in Hawaii. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
Richard Walsh, Director
Extended Care Program
The Salvation Army Addiction Treatment Facility
"Kim's consultation covers a broad spectrum of services which include initial screening, ongoing assessment and scientific areas of concern which standard methods of evaluation have missed. In addition, Kim conducts periodic workshops with ongoing counseling for our residents. We have found that clients will often accept character and personality traits shown in their writing without hesitation; whereas they often resist observations made in the therapeutic environment."
Maurice Arrisgado, Esq.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
State of Hawaii
"Your willingness to participate in the trial has paid off. The defendant's murder conviction now assures us that this dangerous criminal will be locked-away in jail for a long time...You can be proud for doing your part to help bring about some justice for the victim and her family in this case.
Thank you again for your courage and citizenship."
"You guys were right on with the pick on the power players for murder [trial]."
Fiona Douglas, DipIGA, MAQG
Civil Servant (retired), specialising in personnel management.
Former accredited Relate (Marriage) Counsellor.
Counsellor in education and remedial fields.
Former Pscyhotherapy training and experience.
Currently Consultant graphologist to consortium of international companies
and local government departments.
Founder Member of the Association of Qualified Graphologists UK.
email: Fiona Douglas
Despite the seriousness of the title, Kimon Iannetta's book "Danger Between the Lines" holds enormous appeal for newcomers to graphology as well as to the experienced graphologist.
A manual of graphology, rather than just another book about graphology, "Danger Between the Lines" is crammed with graphic illustrations and sound definitions.
It is the only graphological manual I know of that is regularly updated. Samples of topical current handwritings are given together with many familiar classic writings and detailed explanations are provided for the reader.
"DBTL", as this tome is more commonly referred to, combines the holistic and trait stroke approaches, and so sits comfortably for those trained in the IGA system. It is also extremely user-friendly, both in ease of reference and digestion of concepts.
The book is the result of a unique study commissioned in the 1980's by the Hawaiian Authorities to find ways in which to identify those prisoners, convicted of violent crimes, who could be considered safe to release from the overcrowded prison populations to live in the community at large. This work is unique both in approach and also in that two medical professionals, Drs. James F Craine, and Dennis McLaughlin, both practising Consultant Clinical Psychiatrists specialising in Neuro-psychology and in Research, worked with a Graphologist, Kimon Iannetta, in order to assess and validate graphology as a diagnostic tool.
Evaluation of signs is the key factor for analysis and this book sets out the formulae very clearly. Potential red flags, or danger signs, are explained and those signs, which either intensify or facilitate a danger indicator, are clearly listed and explained.
A brief example of the format of explanation is:
I-11 Consistent Midzone
Psychological Implications: Indicative of self-control, inner discipline, regularity and predictability. The writer is "on an even keel," socially and emotionally.
Stroke Description: Letter structures in the mid-zone are consistent in size, shape and form.
This latest edition also provides an excellent index to each writing sample, additional appendices, and analyses. The written analyses are detailed, easy to follow and clearly explained. Each analysis encompasses both psychological and graphological implications. They include such writers Andrew Cunanan, suspected of killing fashion designer Versace; the writer of the Jon-Benet Ramsey note, and the terrorist, Timothy McVeigh.
Linda Teaman, President of A to Z Handwriting, Inc.
Specializing in Business Evaluations and Personality Analysis
Past President of the PA Chapter of (IGAS) International Graphoanalysis Society
and current Editor of Pennsyl-Points newsletter.
email: Linda Teaman
Kim Iannetta has done her homework and it shows. She has succeeded in creating a three-dimensional look at a one-dimensional subject. How? She has combined page after page of concise explanations with appropriate handwriting samples. This book contains statistics about violence, the primary indicators of those with a proclivity for violence, scoring techniques, and so much more. Whether the focus of your interest is on Personnel screening, Compatibility Studies, Jury Selection, Individual Evaluation, or whatever, the volume of information contained in this book is both unique and applicable. Danger Between the Lines is a MUST on the bookshelf of every serious Handwriting Analyst.
"We live in a time when people throughout the world are both concerned and worried. There are school shootings, warnings about terrorism, and violence in every quarter of our world. People want to be safe and avoid those who could pose a threat to them. Our world has become so filled with violence that graphologists are often presented with golden opportunities. Those who can analyze handwriting can use their skills to determine whether or not people are dangerous. Perhaps the best book on the market to assess danger is Danger Between The Lines by Kimon Iannetta.
At 400+ pages, this book is packed full of information. The book's subtitle (Reference Manual for the profiling of violent behavior) is a good summation of the volume's contents. This book does not tell people how to become an expert graphologist. It does, however, provide readers with the basic principles of handwriting. The main section of the book deals with the "33 primary indicators of dangerousness." These indicators are listed in abbreviated form and then further described by both "psychological implications" and an actual description of the handwriting formation. In many of the samples circles or arrows mark the shape being described.
As any analyst knows, handwriting traits must be evaluated in light of the entire script. The material in this book observes this principle by listing traits that both facilitate and inhibit the 33 danger traits. In the appendix a formula is given so graphologists will have an accurate means of assessing the danger traits, the facilitating traits, and the inhibiting traits found in a person's handwriting. The appendix also has a quick reference guide that lists all the traits plus a short description of what the writing formations look like. Each sample is listed at the back of the book as well as all the pages where the samples appear. This allows readers to study any of the samples from many different perspectives. This book even contains brief personality sketches of the people who penned the samples. This feature is especially nice.
At a cost of $75 (this was the price I paid) this volume may be one of the more expensive books that an analyst buys. When some see the price tag their first question may be, "Is this book worth this much money?" The answer to this question depends upon the analyst.
If someone wants a graphology book that can be read and digested in a day, purchasing this volume will be a waste of money. This book is also not the right tool for someone who is trying to learn how to analyze handwriting. This book is a literal step-by-step manual for graphologists who want to identify people who have a high potential for dangerous behavior. Given our current culture, this area of study should be of interest to everyone who is a graphologist.
Making a mistake in an analysis can have profound consequences. Wrong interpretations in the area of violence can be especially bad. Failing to identify someone as a potentially violent person or misclassifying a person as violent when such is not the case can lead to irreparable harm. If analysts will use the information in this book they will have the right tool to help them draw accurate conclusions concerning the potential for dangerous behavior.
If you are a serious handwriting analyst this book should be on your "must have" list. Being familiar with the information in this book may help you save a life or prevent someone from being seriously harmed."
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