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Analyzing Paper & Inks

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Articles

Jamie D. Dunn & John Allison, The Detection of Multiply Charged Dyes Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Forensic Examination of Pen Ink Dyes Directly from Paper, 52 Journal of Forensic Sciences 1205 (Sept. 2007) (DOI:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2007.00535.x).

D. R. Ifa, L. M. Gumaelius, L. S. Eberlin, N. E. Manicke & R. G. Cooks, Forensic Analysis of Inks by Imaging Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) Mass Spectrometry, 132 The Analyst 461 (May 2007) (DOI:10.1039/b700236j).

Luc Brazeau & Marc Gaudreau, Ballpoint Pen Inks: The Quantitative Analysis of Ink Solvents on Paper by Solid-Phase Microextraction, 52 Journal of Forensic Sciences 209 (Jan. 2007) (DOI:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00299.x).

Roger W. Jones, Robert B. Cody & John F. McClelland, Differentiating Writing Inks Using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry, 51 Journal of Forensic Sciences 915 (July 2006) (DOI:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00162.x).

Jan Andrasko, A Simple MicroThermal Desorption Device, 51 Journal of Forensic Sciences 925 (July 2006) (DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00179.x).

Gerald M. LaPorte, Marlo D. Arredondo, Tyra S. McConnell, Joseph C. Stephens, Antonio A. Cantu & Douglas K. Shaffer, An Evaluation of Matching Unknown Writing Inks with the United States International Ink Library, 51 Journal of Forensic Sciences 689 (May 2006) (DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2006.00144.x).

M. Kunicki & J. Zieba-Palus, Application of the Micro-FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and XRF Method Examination of Inks, 158 Forensic Science International 164 (May 2006) (DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.04.044).

Valery N Aginsky, Using TLC and GC-MS to Determine Whether Inks Came from the Same Manufacturing Batch, 9 Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (2006).

O. P. Jasuja, A. K. Singla, M. K. Mand & Albert H. Lyter, III, Examination of Gel Pen Inks Using Physical and Thin Layer Chromatographic Examination, 8 Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 83 (2005).

Gerald M. LaPorte, Modern Approaches to the Forensic Analysis of Inkjet Printing–Physical and Chemical Examinations, 7 Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (2004).

Darlene C. Florence, Heidi H. Harralson & Joseph G. Barabe, An Introduction to Gel Inks: History and Analysis, 16 Journal of Forensic Document Examination 33 (2004).

Joseph Barabe, Kenneth J. Smith & Darlene Florence, An Introduction to Ink Analysis and Characterization, 15 Journal of Forensic Document Examination (2003).

Lindsay D. Spence, Rod B. Francis & Ujang Tinggi, Comparison of the Elemental Composition of Office Document Paper: Evidence in a Homicide Case, 47 Journal of Forensic Sciences 648 (May 2002).

Brian B. Carney & Derek L. Hammond, The Examination and Demonstration of the Presence of Paper Fiber Patterns on Carbon Film Ribbons Using the Ken-A-Vision® Video Flex® Digital Camera, 3 Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 82 (2000).

Gregg M. Mokrzycki, Advances in Document Examination: The Video Spectral Comparator 2000, 1 Forensic Science Communications (Oct. 1999).

William J. Bodziak, Edge Characteristics of Commercially Produced Paper Stock, 1 Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners 57 (1998).

R.D. Blackledge & M.N. Gernandt, pH Pen -- A Means of Comparing Paper Products, 38 Journal of Forensic Sciences 134 (Jan. 1993).

J. Harris, Developments in the Analysis of Writing Inks on Questioned Documents, 37 Journal of Forensic Sciences 612 (Mar. 1992).

R.L. Brunelle, Ink Dating—The State of the Art, 37 Journal of Forensic Sciences 113 (Jan. 1992).

D.L. Duwer & B.R. Kowalski, Forensic Data Analysis by Pattern Recognition. Categorization of White Bond Papers by Elemental Composition, 47 Analytical Chemistry 526 (1975).


Books

Robert D. Blackledge, ed., Ink Analysis Using UV Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry, Forensic Analysis on the Cutting Edge: New Methods for Trace Evidence Analysis (Wiley-Interscience July 2007).

Katherine M. Koppenhaver, Forensic Document Examination, Principles and Practice (Humana Press 2007).

Ashraf Mozayani & Carla Noziglia, eds., Introduction to Forensic Document Examination, The Forensic Laboratory Handbook: Procedures and Practice (Humana Press 2006).

Jan Seaman Kelly & Brain S. Lindblom,
Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents (2nd ed., CRC Press 2006).

David Ellen, Scientific Examination of Documents: Methods and Techniques (3rd ed., CRC Press 2005).

Thomas W. Vastrick, Forensic Document Examination Techniques (The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation Aug. 2004).

Richard L. Brunelle & Kenneth R. Crawford, Advances in the Forensic Analysis and Dating of Writing Ink (Charles C. Thomas 2003).

Richard Saferstein, ed., Questioned Document Examination, Forensic Science Handbook, vol. 1 (2nd ed., Prentice Hall 2002).

Katherine M. Koppenhaver, Attorney's Guide to Document Examination (Quorum Books Dec. 2001) (DOI: 10.1336/1567204708).

Richard E. Mark, Charles Habeger, Jens Borch & M. Bruce Lyne, eds., Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper, vol. 1 (2nd ed., CRC Press Sept. 2001).

Richard E. Mark, Charles Habeger, Jens Borch & M. Bruce Lyne, eds., Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper, vol. 2 (2nd ed., CRC Press Sept. 2001).

Jay Levinson, Questioned Documents: A Lawyer's Handbook (Academic Press 2001).

Jay A. Siegel, Geoffrey C. Knupfer & Pekka J. Saukko, Document Analysis, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (Academic Press 2000).

Terrance E. Conners & Sujit Banerjee, Surface Analysis of Paper (CRC Press 1995).

Robert Leach & Ray Pierce, eds., The Printing Ink Manual (5th ed., Springer 1993).


Databases, Laboratories and Libraries

Questioned ID Document and Link Database (http://www.tswg.gov/subgroups/isf/questioned-document-examination/products.html)

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Laboratories (http://www.atf.gov/labs/services.htm)

Forensic Document Laboratory, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/factsheets/fdl_fs_080304.htm)

Ink and Paper Chemistry Unit, National Forensic Laboratory, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (http://www.irs.gov/compliance/enforcement/article/0,,id=98205,00.html)

Questioned Documents Laboratory and International Ink Library, United States Secret Service Laboratory (http://www.secretservice.gov/forensics.shtml)

Questioned Documents Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/qdu1.htm)

Questioned Document Unit, National Forensic Laboratory, United States Postal Inspection Service (http://www.usps.com/websites/depart/inspect/crimelab.htm)


Professional Associations and Institutes

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (http://www.abfde.org)

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (http://www.asqde.org)

Association of Forensic Document Examiners(http://www.afde.org)

Institute of Paper Science and Technology (http://www.ipst.gatech.edu)

National Association of Document Examiners (http://www.documentexaminers.org)