Shiver & Nelson

 Document Investigation Laboratory

 

 

 

  Forensic Document Examiner

        Handwriting Expert

 

 

 

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      American

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      Document

      Examiners

 

        ABFDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiver & Nelson

Woodstock, Georgia

 

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   Qualifications

Farrell C. Shiver, Forensic Document Examiner

 

Certification

 

Certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE)

 

Court Experience

 

Testified as expert witness in forensic document examination in federal, state, military courts, and by deposition on more than 150 occasions

 

Training

 

Graduate of the two-year resident training program in Forensic Document Examination conducted by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), Fort Gillem, Georgia. This course of instruction is designed to prepare graduates to serve as experts in:

  • the comparison of handwriting and hand printing

  • the detection of forged signatures and handwriting

  • the examination of typewriting, computer printed documents, and machine-produced copies

  • the decipherment of altered, obliterated and charred documents

  • the examinations of inks and paper

  • decipherment of erased entries and indented writings

  • the detection of counterfeit documents

  • the examination of commercially printed matter

  • the use of related instrumentation

  • other miscellaneous document examinations

  • court testimony regarding forensic document examinations

Attendance at numerous courses, workshops, and seminars in Forensic Document Examination including:

  • U. S. Secret Service Questioned Document Course

  • FBI Fundamentals of Document Examination for Laboratory Personnel School

  • FBI Advanced Techniques of Document Examination for Laboratory Personnel - Typewriters and Other Printing Devices

Education

 

Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees

 

Professional Organizations

 

Past-President, American Society of Questioned Document Examiners  (ASQDE)

 

Member, Questioned Documents Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

 

Member, Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE)

 

Member, Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences and the Questioned Documents Subcommittee, ASTM International.

 

Previous Experience

 

Former Chief of the Questioned Documents Division, Forensic Document Examiner - U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)

 

Former primary instructor for the USACIL's two-year resident training program in Forensic Document Examination

 

Previous Chairman of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee on Standard Operating Procedures and Terminology (SWGDOC)

 

Retired Special Agent, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC)

 

Publications and Papers

 

Previously Editor, Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (JASQDE)

 

Author of numerous papers and articles on the subject of Forensic Document Examination

 

Complete Curriculum Vitae (CV) available upon request

 

 

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Shiver & Nelson Document Investigation Laboratory, Inc.

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