21st International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
by the Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)

Convicts to Criminalistics: Past, Present and Future

23-27 September 2012
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Presentations on document examination

Tuesday 25 September 2012, 15:00-16:20
Document Examination

Chair: Tahnee Dewhurst

The value of evidence: Forensic handwriting examination in South Australian courts
Sharon Birchall

Dead woman writing - A case study in document examination
John McGinn

The assessment of non-original identity documents - Protocols and Terminology
Tonya Trubshoe

Characteristics of forensic handwriting examiners' skill at attributing authorship to music calligraphy
Martin Jarvis

Forensic analysis of painted signatures on artwork
Heidi Harralson

Wednesday 26 September 2012, 13:30 - 15:00
Document Examination

Chair: Tonya Trubshoe

Validating forensic document examinations
Carolyn Bird

A comparison of writer-reported and forensic handwriting experts' perceptions of disguise strategies in handwritten text
Carolyn Bird

Comparative frequency of pen lift occurrence between genuine and simulated signatures
Tahnee Dewhurst

An objective model for traced signature detection
Tim Bate (Ganas)