Self-employed Forensic Document Examiner. As a Document Examiner in private practice I
conduct examinations and comparisons of handwriting,
hand printing, numerals, typewriting, and mechanical
impressions in order to establish if a document is
genuine or forged.
I identify individuals and machines through
state of the art technical equipment, video spectral
comparators (VSC) and electrostatic detection apparatus
(ESDA), I analyze inks, paper, and other recording
material for evidence of genuineness or non-genuineness. I use
different measuring devices including typewriter grids. A stereo-microscope and other magnifiers are also
part of my laboratory equipment.
to law firms, brokerage houses, banks, insurance
companies, Prosecutors' Offices, police
and defendants retain me in both civil and criminal
US treasury Department, Criminal Investigation Division,
Forensic Laboratory, in Chicago, IL. Here I performed all the examinations and
comparisons described above, including chemical testing
of inks to determine their origin.
Self-employed Document Examiner.
Joseph P. McNally, Forensic Document Examiner, New York,
Document Examination Fundamentals, FBI Academy,
hours, received college credits and certificate of
Document Examination Cross-Training, US Army Crime Lab,
Fort Gillem, GA. (120
hours, received certificate of completion.)
Typewriter Workshop, FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC
Paper Technology, University of Maine at Orono (60
Office Copier Workshop (30 hours).
Printing Technology, Printing Institute of Chicago (30
hours, received certificate of completion).
Ink Analysis, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,
Rockville, MD (30 hours).
Joseph P. McNally, former commanding officer of the
document section of the NYC Police Department Crime Lab.
testified approximately 200 times as an expert on
signature, handwriting, and document related issues.
Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE)
Certified as a qualified Examiner of Questioned
Documents by the ASQDE.
I attend annual seminars of these organizations to keep
updated on current trends in the field of Document
Examination and present technical papers.
assisted training others in the Field of Document
lectured on the subject to US Treasury in-service
courses, financial crime
investigators, and police personnel.
in Criminal Justice, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry,