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Biography

Derek L. Hammond, B.A.
Forensic Document Examiner


EDUCATION
 

1992 – B.A. (Criminal Justice), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

EXPERIENCE

Forensic Document Examiner, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), Fort Gillem, Georgia (12/99 – present)

Document Analyst, Internal Revenue Service National Forensic Laboratory, Atlanta, Georgia (6/99 – 12/99)

Crime Laboratory Analyst, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jacksonville

Forensic Document Examiner, Carney & Hammond Forensic Document Laboratory, Inc., Norcross, Georgia (6/95 – 5/96)

Forensic Document Examiner, (Trainee), Carney & Hammond Forensic Document Laboratory, Inc., Norcross, Georgia (1/93 – 6/95)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Certificate No. 302 (July 5, 2000)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Southeastern Assoc. of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE) – Member
- President (4/05 – 4/07)
- Vice President (4/03 – 4/05)
- Treasurer (4/99 – 4/03)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), - Member (Questioned Document Section)
- Promotion to Fellow currently under consideration.
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE) – Member
American Society of Testing and Materials International (ASTM) – Member (Committee E-30 – Forensic Science; and Committee E-30.02 – Questioned Documents)
- Chairman: Task Group Committee, Revision of E444, (2/03 –2/06)
American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) – Diplomate
- Vice President (04/06 – 04/07)
- Secretary (5/03 – 04/06)
Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB)
- Director (2/07 – present)
- Treasurer (2/04 – 2/06)
International Graphonomics Society (IGS) – Member
Skill-Task Training, Assessment and Research, Inc. – Co-founder; Executive Council member

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS and(or) PRESENTATIONS
Publications

“Validation of LAB Color Mode as a Non-Destructive Method to Differentiate Black Ballpoint Pen Inks”, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 52, No. 4, July 2007, pp. 967-973.
"Digital Reconstruction of Torn Paper", Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Vol. 4, No. 2, Dec 2001, pp. 67-80.
“Paper Reconstruction: A Methodology”, International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan/Mar 1996, pp.61-63.
“The History and Development of Laws Compelling Suspects to Provide Handwriting Exemplars: A Look Into Federal, State and Military Courts”, International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan/Mar 1997, pp. 45-48.
“The Examination and Demonstration of the Presence of Paper Fiber Patterns on Carbon Film Ribbons Using the Ken-A-Vision Video Flex Digital Camera”, Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Vol. 3, No. 2, Dec 2000, pp. 82-84

Articles

Meeting the Challenges of the Daubert Trilogy: refining and Redefining the Reliability of Forensic Evidence by: Mara L. Merlino, Victoria Springer, Jan Seaman Kelly, Derek Hammond, Eric Sahota, Lori Haines. Tulsa Law Review Vol. 43 No. 2 Winter 2007 pp. 4157-445.
“Validation of Lab Color: A Non-destructive Method for the Differentiation of Blue Ballpoint Pen Inks”, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2007; and at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, held in Boulder, Colorado, August 2007.
“The Bulbrite R-25 Blacklite: Discriminatory Power in the Differentiation of Blue Ballpoint Pen Inks”, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2007; and at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, held in Boulder, Colorado, August 2007.
 Instructor: “The ABFDE Skill Assessment Test – Pilot Program,” presented at the Authentications and Simulations Workshop – ABFDE (November 2006).
“The Paradigm Shift in Forensic Science,” presented at “The Paradigm Shift in Forensic Sciences” (seminar) – ABFDE (November 2006)
“Validation of LAB Color as a Non-destructive Technique to Differentiate Black Ballpoint Inks”, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), held in Seattle, Washington, February 2006; and at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2006.
“A Summary of the National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) mid-Winter Meeting”, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2005.
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia: A Summary of the Testimony of three (3) Expert Critics in United States vs. William E. LeCroy, Jr.”, presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, held in Memphis, Tennessee, August 2004.
“A Summary of the Joint Meeting of the Association of Forensic Document Examiners and the International Graphonomics Society”, presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, held in Memphis, Tennessee, August 2004.
“Daubert – What Are the Judges Thinking?”, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2004.
Workshop Co-instructor, “Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Document Examiners”, presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), held in Dallas, Texas, February 2004.
“Daubert, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure”, Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE), held in Peachtree City, Georgia, April 2003.
“A Collection of Facsimile Technical Data Tables”, Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners held in Ottawa, Canada, August 2000.
“Demonstrating the Presence of Paper Fiber Impressions on Carbon Film Ribbons: A Technique for the New Millennium”, co-author - Brian B. Carney, Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SAFDE) held in Conyers, Georgia, April 1999.
.“The Use of Heavy Pen Pressure to Give a False ‘Impression’”, Presented at the annual meeting of SAFDE held in Conyers, Georgia, April 1998.
“Charred Documents & the ESDA: An Unusual Combination”, Presented at the annual meeting of SAFDE held in Conyers, Georgia, April 1997.
“A Print Quality Class Characteristic Present in Photocopies Produced by Indirect Electrostatic Plain Paper Copiers Using Dry (Magnetic-Dual Component) Toner”, co-author – Brian B. Carney, Presented at the annual meeting of SAFDE held in Atlanta. Georgia, May 1995; also presented at the American Society of Question Document Examiners (ASQDE) annual meeting, held in Chicago, Illinois, September 1995.

AWARDS

Charles C. Scott Award (ABFDE 2004) – In recognition for outstanding contributions within the legal community for the advancement of forensic document examination.
 
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