2022 April SAFE educational seminar

Date: Time
27-April-2022 16:00 (4:00 pm) PDT
27-April-2022 19:00 (7:00 pm) EDT
27-April-2022 23:00 (11:00 pm) GMT
28-April-2022 01:00 (01:00 am) SAST
28-April-2022 07:00 HKT
28-April-2022 11:00 NZST

Speaker – Dr. James Kelley

Topic: Case Study: Copy/Paste detection


Dr. Kelly will present computer forensic techniques focusing on Photoshop, photo scanner and microscope culminating in their use in forging documents. This forensic specialty emerged circa 1995 and was used and no doubt is still being used by the FBI.

The objective is to show how these methods are used to forge documents as well as to detect forgeries. Examples of forgery detection and how to forge will be given. (This is part 1 in a series of seminars on this topic)


Dr. Kelley has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of California Santa Barbara. I have been doing document examinations since 2012. My engineering background is well suited for document examination using computer graphics software to analyze photoscanner and microscope photos of document similar to type of forensic analysis done by Purdue University’ Department of Electrical Engineering. My lectures have been focusing on presenting procedures for analysis of documents where the examinations must be done in offices using portable instruments.