It is of great importance for the contemporary forensic document examiner to be able to characterize all aspects of the document. This fast-paced, hands-on workshop will begin with an overview of traditional fine art, commercial and office printing processes, and progress to the most important digital printing processes in use today. A large number of prints from the presenter’s reference collection will be available for study, including the New Zealand Police Printing Process Manual and the Digital Printing Process Sample Set from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The workshop will include the identification of a variety of unknowns.
Experience with stereomicroscope is beneficial, but not required
Students are expected to successfully complete a variety of tasks in the form of hands-on exercises, laboratory exercises, identifications of unknowns, and quizzes. Students are notified at the end of the course whether or not they have successfully completed the requirements of the course based on:
Upon successfully meeting these requirements, a student is awarded a certificate of completion and CEU credits, if available. Those who have not successfully passed the course requirements do not receive a certificate or CEU credits.