The Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to the forensic analysis, comparison, and evaluation of documents.
|Rigo Vargas, Subcommittee Chair, Mississippi State Crime Laboratory|
|John Paul Osborn, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Osborn and Son|
|Thomas Riley, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Riley Welch and LaPorte Associates Forensic Laboratories|
|Brett Bishop, Washington State Patrol||Mara Merlino, Ph.D., Kentucky State University|
|Ted Burkes, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation||Karen Nobles, Forensic Document Services, LLC|
|Mark Goff, Michigan Department of State Police||David Lee Parrett, Forensic Document Examination Services, LLC|
|Derek Hammond, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory||Christopher Saunders, Ph.D., South Dakota State University|
|Lisa Hanson, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Laboratory||Joseph Stephens, U.S. Secret Service|
|Mark Lancaster, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky University||Peter Tytell, Forensic Research, LLC|
|Gary Licht, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory||Kesha White, Florida Department of Law Enforcement|
|Hector Maldonado, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation||Elaine Wooton, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory|
Research & Development Needs
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Forensic Document Examination subcommittee.
Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015