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Forensic Questioned Document Examiner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Forensic Questioned Document Examiner, Questioned Documents Examiner, Forensic Document Examiner, document examination, handwriting, signatures, medical records

Expert Witness No.2042

California

Academic Qualifications

Master of Forensic Sciences, National University, San Diego, CA 2005 
Bachelor of Science – University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies 1984

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Document Examination – Forensic Science Society (United Kingdom) 1996
Diplomate – American Board of Forensic Document Examiners 1998

Training (Document Examination)

Dec. 1986 -: Dec. 1988: Two year training period at the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic

Science Center, Port of Spain, Trinidad.  Mr. Robert Fawcett (Staff Sergeant [retired], Royal Canadian Mounted Police) conducted the training which included the examination of: signatures, handwriting, typewriting, machine printing, commercial printing, photocopies, hand stamps, inks, paper, indented impressions, binding materials, alterations, and obliterations. The training also included photography and court testimony.

Work Experience (Document Examination)

1997, Private Document Examination Firm, San Diego, CA.
Forensic Document Examiner, Owner

1996, San Diego County Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory, San Diego, CA.
Forensic Document Examiner, Senior Forensic Document Examiner (2002- )

1993 – 1996: Laboratory of the Government Chemist, England.
Higher Scientific Officer (Document Examination)

1992 – 1993: Caribbean Institute of Forensic Investigations Ltd., Trinidad, West Indies.
Forensic Document Examiner, marketing

1989 – 1992: Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Center, Trinidad, West Indies.
Scientific Officer 1 (Document Examination)

Testimony

Testified 85 + times

San Diego, CA – Superior Courts (Downtown, El Cajon, South Bay, Vista, Probate)
England – Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts
Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent – Courts of Law, Administrative Hearing
Civil Depositions – California, Alaska.
 

Continuing Education

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 49th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, 1991:
Canon Fax Workshop
Deposition Testimony Workshop
Expert Witness Workshop
Signature Comparison Workshop

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 50th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992:
Signature Workshop

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 51st Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 1993
Laser Printer Workshop
Miscellaneous Document Examination Workshop

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 55th Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1997
Handwriting Workshop

California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, California, 1997
Courtroom Presentation of Evidence

Canadian Society of Forensic Science 44th Annual Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1997
Digital Image Processing Workshop

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998
Examination Techniques in Handwriting & Rubber Stamp Cases Seminar

Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999

Typewriter Examination & Classification Workshop

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Norcross, Georgia, 2000
Canon Photocopier and Facsimile Training Workshop

California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, California, 2000
Special Topics in Questioned Documents

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2002
Printing Process Identification and Image Analysis for Forensic Document Examiners

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL 2002
Note Taking for Forensic Document Examiners Workshop

California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA 2005
Technical Writing for Criminalists

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, LA 2005
State of the Art Infrared and Ultraviolet Examinations of Documents by the Video
Spectral Comparator

Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, Atlanta, GA 2006
Signature Disguise and Forgery Workshop

Publications and Presentations

Available upon request.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE)
Director: 2004 –
Chair: Evaluation & Examination Committee: 2002 –
Annual Conference Site Chair: 2002
American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) [Subcommittees E30 and E0.02]
Canadian Society of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Society
Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SWAFDE)

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