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International Symposium on Setting Quality Standards for the Forensic Community (Forensic Science Communications, July 1999)

International Symposium on Setting Quality Standards for the Forensic Community (Forensic Science Communications, July 1999)

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October 1999 - Volume 1 - Number 3

2nd International Symposium on the
Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents
Abstracts of Presentations and Poster Sessions
Albany, New York
June 14 – 18, 1999

To locate an abstract by author, check the alphabetical list of authors.

To locate an abstract by title, check the alphabetical list of abstract titles.

The abstracts of the presentations and poster sessions may be viewed consecutively in alphabetical order by authors' last names by linking to one of the following:

Poster Sessions
Part 1 (Cavanaugh, Torres, and Grose - Mercer)
Part 2 (Mohammed - Streeter and Zercie)
Part 3 (Taylor and Mokrzycki - Winchester)

Presentations (Parts 1-6):
Part 1 (Anthony - Doherty)
Part 2 (Giannelli, Weatherhead, and Weatherhead)
Part 3 (continuation of Giannelli, Weatherhead, and Weatherhead)
Part 4 (Hicks - Moenssens)
Part 5 (Morton - Orenstein)
Part 6 (Panhorst - Saks)
Part 7 (Sang - Tolliver)

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Author List

Anthony, A. T., Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia:
Source of Significant Typeface Defects on Electronic Typewriter Printwheels

Cavanaugh, M. H., Torres, B. L., and Grose, W. P., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles, California:
ESDA Cascade Developer Awareness

Dawson, M. H., South Carolina Department of Social Services, Columbia, South Carolina:
More Exemplars, Please, and Check the Medical Records

Doherty, P. E., Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory, Denver, Colorado:
Free Ride to Super Bowl XXXII

Drexler, S. G., Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Birmingham, Alabama:
Computer-Assisted Method for the Generation of Courtroom Charts for Presentations of Handwriting Evidence

Giannelli, P. C., Weatherhead, A. J., and Weatherhead, R. W., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio:
Post-Daubert Considerations in Document Examinations

Hayes, J. L., James L. Hayes & Associates, Park Ridge, Illinois:
Method for Identifying a Signature Written With the Intent to Deny Authorship

Hicks, A. F., Mississippi Crime Laboratory, Jackson, Mississippi:
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners

Howes, D. R., New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, New York:
Gambling With the Law

Jamieson, J. A., Virginia Division of Forensic Science, Richmond, Virginia:
Introduction to Energy-Curable Printing Inks

Kam, M., Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Proficiency Testing for Forensic Document Examiners

Mercer, C., Clarke Mercer Forensic Laboratory, Greenfield, Indiana:
Eradication of Impression Evidence: Part 2

Mettyear, N., and Windsor, C., PenOp Limited, Frome, United Kingdom:
Numerical Methods and Tools for Signature Analysis

Miller, L. A., Forensic Document Laboratory, Miami, Florida:
Examination of a Manuscript of Historical Interest

Moenssens, A. A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri:
Meeting the Daubert Challenge to Handwriting Evidence: Preparing for a Daubert Hearing

Mohammed, L. A., San Diego Sheriff's Crime Laboratory, San Diego, California:
Evaluation of Documents Produced by a High-Speed, High-Volume, Commercial Scanning Process

Moran, T. L., United States Secret Service, Washington, DC:
Four Writing Instruments, Two Writing Surfaces, and One Writer

Morton, S. E., San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, California:
The Forensic Science Foundation and Its Proficiency Testing Program: Panel Discussion

Oleksow, D. L., Forensic Science Laboratories, San Diego, California:
Protocol for Business Records Examinations

Orenstein, J., Department of Justice, Washington, DC:
Effect of the Daubert Decision on Document Examinations From the Prosecutor's Perspective

Panhorst, F. H., Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Case Study: An Individual With Two Styles of Handprinting

Picciochi, R. T., New York City Police Department, Jamaica, New York; and Fiertner, J., Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, New York:
Recovery of Evidential Images From Color Polaroid Land Negative Sheets

Plautz, D. M., American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Garner, North Carolina:
ASCLD/LAB Accreditation Process: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Reed, D. D., Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Infrared Luminescence, Transmitted Light, and a PS 89 Wide-Field MagnifierCAn Alternate Method of Deciphering the Undecipherable: A Case Report

Reid, M. A., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Examinations and Comparisons

Richards, G. B., Richards Forensic Services, Laurel, Maryland:
JFK–Marilyn Monroe Papers: The Dark Side of Historic Documents

Rile, H. C., Long Beach, California:
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners

Runyon, K. S., Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
and Davis, D. W., Expert Digital Solutions, Incorporated, Edina, Minnesota:
Courtroom Computer Graphics, Animation, and Interactive Multimedia

Ryan, D. J., Nassau County Police Department, Merrick, New York:
Scientific Working Group for Questioned Document Examination (SWGDOC)

Saks, M. J., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa:
Planning the Trip From Folk Art to Science: Why and How

Sang, J. L., Sang Forensic Document Laboratory, Glen Head, New York:
Demonstrating Natural Variation—Write-On Software: A New Tool

Shiver, F. S., U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia:
Daubert Hearings: Case Scenario

Shiver, F. S., U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia:
SWGDOC Subcommittee for Standard and Operating Procedures Terminology

Storer, K. M., United States Secret Service, Washington, DC:
Examples of Individual Characteristics

Streeter, J. L., and Zercie, K. B., Connecticut State Police, Meriden, Connecticut:
Examination of Accessories and Components of a Word Processor Results in Developing Inculpatory Evidence and Investigative Leads: A Case Study

Taylor, J. H., and Mokrzycki, G. M., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC:
Advances in Document Examination: The Video Spectral Comparator 2000

Throckmorton, G. J., Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah:
Genuine Signature: Fraudulent Document

Tolliver, D. K., Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Individual and Interesting Letter Formations

Welch, T. W., Michigan State Police, East Lansing, Michigan:
Eradication Of Impression Evidence: Part 1

Winchester, J. M., Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, Florida:
Preparing Research Articles for Publication in Forensic Science Journals

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Title List


Advances in Document Examination: The Video Spectral Comparator 2000 by Taylor, J. H., and Mokrzycki, G. M., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners by Hicks, A. F., Mississippi Crime Laboratory, Jackson, Mississippi

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners by Rile, H. C., Long Beach, California

ASCLD/LAB Accreditation Process: Are You Up to the Challenge? by Plautz, D. M., American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Garner, North Carolina

Case Study: An Individual With Two Styles of Handprinting by Panhorst, F. H., Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, Indiana

Computer-Assisted Method for the Generation of Courtroom Charts for Presentations of Handwriting Evidence by Drexler, S. G., Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Birmingham, Alabama

Courtroom Computer Graphics, Animation, and Interactive Multimedia by Runyon, K. S., Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
and Davis, D. W., Expert Digital Solutions, Incorporated, Edina, Minnesota

Daubert Hearings: Case Scenario by Shiver, F. S., U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia

Demonstrating Natural Variation—Write-On Software: A New Tool by Sang, J. L., Sang Forensic Document Laboratory, Glen Head, New York

Effect of the Daubert Decision on Document Examinations From the Prosecutor's Perspective by Orenstein, J., Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Eradication Of Impression Evidence: Part 1 by Welch, T. W., Michigan State Police, East Lansing, Michigan

Eradication of Impression Evidence: Part 2 by Mercer, C., Clarke Mercer Forensic Laboratory, Greenfield, Indiana

ESDA Cascade Developer Awareness by Cavanaugh, M. H., Torres, B. L., and Grose, W. P., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles, California

Evaluation of Documents Produced by a High-Speed, High-Volume, Commercial Scanning Process by Mohammed, L. A., San Diego Sheriff's Crime Laboratory, San Diego, California

Examination of Accessories and Components of a Word Processor Results in Developing Inculpatory Evidence and Investigative Leads: A Case Study by Streeter, J. L., and Zercie, K. B., Connecticut State Police, Meriden, Connecticut

Examination of a Manuscript of Historical Interest by Miller, L. A., Forensic Document Laboratory, Miami, Florida

Examples of Individual Characteristics by Storer, K. M., United States Secret Service, Washington, DC

The Forensic Science Foundation and Its Proficiency Testing Program: Panel Discussion by Morton, S. E., San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, California

Four Writing Instruments, Two Writing Surfaces, and One Writer by Moran, T. L., United States Secret Service, Washington, DC

Free Ride to Super Bowl XXXII by Doherty, P. E., Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory, Denver, Colorado

Gambling With the Law by Howes, D. R., New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, New York

Genuine Signature: Fraudulent Document by Throckmorton, G. J., Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah

Individual and Interesting Letter Formations by Tolliver, D. K., Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, Indiana

Infrared Luminescence, Transmitted Light, and a PS 89 Wide-Field MagnifierCAn Alternate Method of Deciphering the Undecipherable: A Case Report by Reed, D. D., Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, Arkansas

Introduction to Energy-Curable Printing Inks by Jamieson, J. A., Virginia Division of Forensic Science, Richmond, Virginia

JFK–Marilyn Monroe Papers: The Dark Side of Historic Documents by Richards, G. B., Richards Forensic Services, Laurel, Maryland

Meeting the Daubert Challenge to Handwriting Evidence: Preparing for a Daubert Hearing by Moenssens, A. A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

Method for Identifying a Signature Written With the Intent to Deny Authorship by Hayes, J. L., James L. Hayes & Associates, Park Ridge, Illinois

More Exemplars, Please, and Check the Medical Records by Dawson, M. H., South Carolina Department of Social Services, Columbia, South Carolina

Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Examinations and Comparisons by Reid, M. A., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

Numerical Methods and Tools for Signature Analysis by Mettyear, N., and Windsor, C., PenOp Limited, Frome, United Kingdom

Planning the Trip From Folk Art to Science: Why and How by Saks, M. J., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Post-Daubert Considerations in Document Examinations by Giannelli, P. C., Weatherhead, A. J., and Weatherhead, R. W., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Preparing Research Articles for Publication in Forensic Science Journals by Winchester, J. M., Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, Florida

Proficiency Testing for Forensic Document Examiners by Kam, M., Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Protocol for Business Records Examinations by Oleksow, D. L., Forensic Science Laboratories, San Diego, California

Recovery of Evidential Images From Color Polaroid Land Negative Sheets by Picciochi, R. T., New York City Police Department, Jamaica, New York; and Fiertner, J., Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, New York

Scientific Working Group for Questioned Document Examination (SWGDOC) by Ryan, D. J., Nassau County Police Department, Merrick, New York

Source of Significant Typeface Defects on Electronic Typewriter Printwheels by Anthony, A. T., Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia

SWGDOC Subcommittee for Standard and Operating Procedures Terminology by Shiver, F. S., U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia


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