2022 May SAFE Educational Seminar

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

Speaker – Reed Hayes, CDE

Topic: Disguised writing


A presentation about the investigation and analysis of anonymous writing, which includes information about disguise.


Reed Hayes operates a handwriting and document examination business in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has studied handwriting for over four decades and has worked internationally as a handwriting examiner, including acting as a consultant for the book and video production of The Diary of Jack the Ripper as well as the book Alexander Cartwright: The Life Behind the Baseball Legend. He has also examined and rendered opinions on the Barack Obama birth certificate and the questioned will of Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. Reed is a graduate of the Andrew Bradley Training Course in Forensic Document Examination (beginning and advanced) and holds certification from the National Association of Document Examiners with re-certifications in 2005, 2011, 2016 and 2021, as well as a certificate of training from the American Institute of Applied Science. He is currently SAFE’s Certification and Membership Chair. Reed is the author and co-author of several handwriting-related articles and books, including Forensic Handwriting Examination: A Definitive Guide (2006). He currently teaches a distance course in forensic document examination and has mentored students from around the world.