Welcome! I am R. Brent Ostrum, a Forensic Document Examiner with over 35 years of experience doing forensic handwriting and document examination in Canada and internationally. I am a Diplomate with the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc., which means that I have been professionally certified by that body. I am also the sitting chairman of Document Section of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science. Other activities I have done include serving as a volunteer member of the Executive Council for Skill-Task Training Assessment and Research, Inc. (ST2AR) and I participate regularly in the NIST-OSAC QD subcommittee. Other work with NIST includes the NIST-sponsored Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Handwriting Examination.
This site is intended to information about forensic document examination in Canada, my professional qualifications and services I provide, as well as related information about evidence evaluation and other topics. My blog posts, in particular, discuss many aspects of FDE and forensic science in general.
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