Τετάρτη, 9 Μαρτίου 2011

Forensic Handwriting & Document Examination Workshop: Current Trends & Problems 7-9 September 2011

Staffordshire University’s Forensic and Crime Science Department is organising an International Workshop on Forensic Handwriting & Document Examination to be held at Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) on 7-9 September 2011. This will provide an opportunity for Trained Professionals, Academics and Researchers in Questioned Documents to improve their understanding of current issues in document examination and to receive training on specific fields of the science.


The workshop will be delivered by Mike Allen, Dr. Bryan Found, Dr. Jur. Dr. Habil. Manfred Hecker, Nikolaos Kalantzis FSSoc Dip and Dr. Andy Platt.

Please Click Here for full details of the workshop (DOC, file size: 781.5KB) , including an outline timetable.


The workshop will cover the following topics :

Blind Testing (self assessed), Development of Handwriting in Children, Error Rates, Forgery & Disguise, Methodological Rules, Models of Handwriting Production, Psychophysiology of Handwriting Production, Raman Spectroscopy application in ink comparison, Problems & interference in Raman Spectrocopy, Signing Behaviour.

The cost of participation is allocated to £450 GBP.


Those interested in participating or receiving more information on the workshop
are requested to complete the following form and hit the send button.


For any question please do not hesitate to contact us at the following email:

Nikolaos D. Kalantzis n.kalantzis@staffs.ac.uk ; or tel: +30 6936774257; Fax: +30 210 9849 459

Document Examination - More than just handwriting analysis- Date: 4 April 2011- Date: 4 April 2011-Birmingham;

Date: 4 April 2011; Document Examination - More than just handwriting analysis
Venue: Menzies Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham;
Convenors: Andy Manns, Dr Kate Barr and Dr Steve Cosslett;

General topics include:
Simple Signatures
Linguistic Approaches to Authorship Attribution
Sequencing handwriting and impressions
Identity Documents Diploma
**This conference is eligible for 7 CPD Points

Programme
09:30 am Registration and Coffee
09.45 am Welcome
Dr Ann Priston, OBE, JP, FFSSoc, President Forensic Science
Society
10.00 am Limitations of Forensic Ink Examination via Raman
Spectroscopy and S.E.R.R.S
Nikolaos Kalantzis, University of Staffordshire
10.30 am ESDA Validation for ISO17025
Oliver Thorne, LGC Forensics
11.00 am Tea/Coffee Break
11.15 am Florentis Signature Scope: An Aid to Handwriting Analysis
Nick Mettyear
11.45 am Is it Worth the Paper it is written on
Claire Williamson, UCLAN
12.15 pm Simple Signatures
Dr Audrey Giles, Giles Document Laboratory
12.45 pm Lunch
13.45 pm Linguistic Approaches to Authorship Attribution
Professor Malcolm Coulthard, Aston University
14.15 pm Shades of Grey
Jennifer Lord, LGC Forensics
14.25 pm “I swear I received it in the post Guv”
Kamaljit Mesuria, LGC Forensics
14.45 pm Sequencing Handwriting and Impressions by ESDA
Robert Radley
15.15 pm Tea/Coffee Break
15.30 pm New Developments: The Forensic Science Society Register -
The Assessment Process
Mike Allen, Consultant
15.45 pm New Developments: Launch of the Identity Documents
Diploma
Mike Allen, Consultant
16.00 pm The Register of Experts in the Netherlands
Michel Smithuis, Nederlands Register Gerechtelijk Deskundigen
16:15 pm Close of Conference

Aims and Objectives
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for forensic document
examiners working in the UK to meet to discuss issues that affect the sector
and to provide an opportunity for learning through the consideration of
individual case studies.

Learning Outcomes
Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to expand their
knowledge base through the discussion of case studies, to learn about cutting
edge areas of research and to network with the leading practitioners in the field.

Conference Location
Venue: Mezies Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham
225 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B16 9RY

Location: The hotel is located centrally in Birmingham.
By rail: Birmingham New Street Railway Station is 1.9 miles from
Menzies Strathallan. Taxis are available at the station.
By air: Birmingham International Airport is 12 miles from the hotel.
By bus: The bus stop is directly outside the hotel. All buses are
approximately every 10 minutes during the day and every 30
minutes during the evening.

More information can be found in the following links: