2020 SAFE July Educational Seminar

Date: Time
29-July-2020 16:00 (4:00 pm) PDT
29-July-2020 19:00 (7:00 pm) EDT
29-July-2020 23:00 (11:00 pm) GMT
29-July-2020 01:00 (01:00 am) SAST
29-July-2020 12:00 (12:00 pm) NZDT

Speaker – Jacqueline A. Joseph, B.A., CDE, D-BFDE

Topic – Forming Your Opinion Beyond Form-matching


Jacqueline provides an overview of “Two Pillars of Individuality and Identifiability in Handwriting,” a free-access video class focusing on the uniqueness of handwriting, the graphic motor sequence, the eight directions of movement and more. Based on Experiments in Handwriting by Robert Saudek and Reliability Testing of Expert Opinions by Marcel Matley, you will find ways to gain a better understanding of the act of writing, and the factors useful for building and defending a more reliable opinion concerning authorship.
Free access: www.archive.org (search term “Jacqueline A. Joseph”)
With colleague Marcel Matley, Jacqueline co-presented “The Two Pillars of Individuality and Identifiability in Handwriting,” showing how to satisfy the standard for identification by explaining the scientific tie between the writer and the written. Filmed before a live audience at the 2008 NADE Conference in Austin, TX, this presentation was approved for three semester-credit hours at East Tennessee State University.


Based in Portland, Oregon, Jacqueline Joseph is an active member of SAFE with more than 25 years of experience in forensic handwriting and document examination.
Jacqueline is a double board-certified document examiner (NADE and BFDE) and holds a B.A. degree in secondary education from University of Arizona. She is currently earning a Business Communication Certificate through Harvard Extension School.
As the result of her research and study, she has published twenty-seven articles dealing with handwriting tremor, disguise, ambidexterity and other aspects of the field.
She presented a poster session at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in February of 2020 in Anaheim, CA, titled “Testing the Perceptual Accuracy of a Subject’s Ability to Identify Their Own Handwritten Numbers and Words.” Over the years, Jacqueline has presented several poster sessions at numerous conferences, including the 2011 Annual World Congress of Forensics in Chongqing, China.
Jacqueline enjoys participating in Toastmasters International. She is also a tournament bridge player and an accredited bridge teacher.