Mastering attorney/expert relationships

Mastering attorney/expert relationships are difficult! Attorneys are often faced with finding a suitable expert to provide relevant expertise efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.  A document expert is frequently engaged when a suspect document requires determination of authorship or authenticity.  Nothing kills the love faster between the attorney/expert relationship until one or more of these…

Feigning Hand Preference?

An interesting case study in the May Journal of Forensic Science discusses individuals who feign handedness in crimes (i.e. the assailant is known to be left-handed whereas the defendant claims to be right-handed or vice versa). Usually a physician or forensic psychologists would be asked to test hand preference, but it’s known this can be…

What is it like being a forensic scientist?

It’s not like the TV shows…but better. Once training is completed and you are working your own cases, it’s like being the CEO of your own forensic agency. It’s a good career for those interested in science, technology, and law enforcement. With management support, you should be provided appropriate supervision, mentoring, on-the-job training and refresher…

To my Valued Clients!

To my valued clients, we have touched base by exchanging emails, phone calls or I was hired as an expert for your case.  Thank you for choosing me and I hope I was of assistance. Thus, you are receiving my inaugural newsletter to share forensic news, highlight interesting cases, and will get a sneak peek…

Winning Type Design

I was thrilled to attend a traveling exhibit supporting and promoting excellence in typography!  I’ve never seen so many inspiring and creative images. Hats off to the excellent students and designers.  The Type Directors Club regularly hosts design competitions and are recognized as the organization that represents the best in today’s  type design and type use. These…

Webinar for Duquesne University

So excited to be working with a former colleague, Lyndsie Schantz instructor at Duquesne University, to develop the first webinar for her students on Questioned Documents.  Check out the exciting research going on at Duquesne University’s Master’s of Forensic Science and Law program: http://duq.edu/academics/schools/natural-and-environmental-sciences/academic-programs/forensic-science-and-law/about-the-ms-in-forensic-science-and-lawforensic science program. Check back to hear the full webinar here!  

EMA

EMA Accreditation

The Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) accredits certification bodies for ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems. They may also be in charge of conducting the ISO 17025 audit of the Questioned Document Section of the PGR Laboratory. I was lucky enough to attend one of their meetings this week in Mexico…

Introduction to Meredith

An Introduction to Meredith

Meredith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, and earned her Masters of Forensic Science from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Meredith DeKalb Miller & Associates is a forensic document examination and consulting firm that specializes in analyzing, comparing, and evaluating documentary evidence providing…