Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic analysis, comparison, and evaluation of documents.
Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products
Lisa Hanson, Subcommittee Chair, Midwest Questioned Documents, LLC
Miriam Angel, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Los Angeles Police Department
Kelsey Osborn, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Osborn & Son
Kate Butler, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Aurora S. Dumitra, New York Police Department - Police Laboratory
Mark Goff, Michigan State Police
Jeff Kukucka, Towson University ( Human Factors Task Group representative)
Kevin Kulbacki, KDX Forensic Consulting, LLC
Joseph Merydith, California Department of Justice
Jennifer Naso, Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates
Mary (Meg) O'Brien, U.S. Secret Service
John Osborn, Osborn & Son
Carrie Polston, Sam Houston State University
Stephanie Reinders, Iowa State University ( Statistics Task Group representative)
Kristen Welch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)
ANSI/ASB Standard 011, . Scope of Expertise in Forensic Document Examination, First Edition, 2022
ANSI/ASB Standard 035, . Standard for the Examination of Documents for Alterations, First Edition, 2020
ANSI/ASB Standard 044, . Standard for the Examination of Documents for Indentations, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 070, . Standard for Examination of Handwritten Items, First Edition, 2022
ANSI/ASB Standard 117, . Standard for the Examination of Stamping Devices and Stamp Impressions, First Edition, 2020
ANSI/ASB Standard 127, . Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition, 2022
ANSI/ASB Standard 128, . Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Liquid Soaked Documents, First Edition, 2022 Sent to an SDO
Forensic Document Examination Terms and Definitions.
Standard Guide for Minimum Training Requirements for Forensic Document Examiners.
Standard for the Expression of Conclusions in Handwriting Examinations. Standard Test Methods for the Comparison of Writing and Inkjet Inks (destructive testing).
Standard Test Methods for the Comparison of Writing and Inkjet Inks (non-destructive testing).
Standard for the Physical Examination and Comparison of Cut, Torn, and Perforated Paper by Forensic Document Examiners.
Standard for Initial Evidence Assessment for Forensic Document Examiners.
Standard Collection for Known Writing.
Use of Image Capture and Storage Technology in Forensic Document Examination.
Standard for the Examination of Financial, Identification, and Other Authorized Documents.
Research & Development Needs
Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References
These documents may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright.
Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.