Richard T. Picciochi is a Forensic Handwritingand Document Examiner with over thirty five years of experience in the New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory and in private practice. He is retired from the NYPD Forensic Investigation Division where he was a Detective, Document Examiner and the Technical Supervisor of the Questioned Document Unit. In the course of his career he has examined thousands of disputed signature, handwriting and document cases, participated in numerous high profile investigations and testified in trials including the New York City "Zodiac" homicides and the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Mr. Picciochi possesses a background that integrates the natural sciences, forensic sciences and law enforcement investigations. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science and has received extensive specialized training in handwriting and document analysis by the NYPD, the FBI and the United States Secret Service.
Mr. Picciochi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) and was awarded certification upon completion of comprehensive written, practical and oral examinations. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Association for Identification.
Mr. Picciochi specializes in the examination of signatures and has testified in state, federal and international courts. He will accept civil, criminal and administrative cases and offers his services to both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys.
David Goodwin has over 32 years of Fingerprint Analysis and has been a Home Office registered Fingerprint Expert for over 28 years. The Owner and Director of Fingerprint Associates Ltd., Mr. Goodwin is a recognised fingerprint expert with very recent knowledge of IDENT1 and other Bureau activities and is registered with the National Policing Improvement Agency (N.P.I.A) as an Expert Advisor. His background includes 10 years with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard and 18 Years with Northamptonshire Police as the Head of Fingerprint Services. Mr. Goodwin has prepared and presented Expert Fingerprint Evidence in Courts of all types.
Foundation Fingerprint Course
Intermediate Fingerprint Course
Advanced Fingerprint Course
Trained as Crime Scene Manager
FERRT (Forensic Evidence Recovery and Retrieval Techniques) Trained
Areas of Expertise:
Criminal Cases - Perform a comparison of an identified case and offer an independent analysis of the identification. Offer evidence to advise the Defense on related fingerprint matters.
Immigration - Provide an impartial comparison of sets of fingerprints in dispute and provide an independent report into the comparison.
Civil Cases - Assist Courts and Tribunals throughout the UK and abroad on issues involving contracts, wills and covenants.
International Electoral Services - analyze ballot slips for duplicate or multiple thumb impressions.
Fingerprint Development - developed fingermarks are photographed in line with published guidelines which allow for "cradle to grave" service.
Mr. V C Misra is a leading Forensic Handwriting, Finger Print and Document Examiner with over 21 years of experience. He has solved and given opinion on thousands of cases in India, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, South Africa and UAE.
Mr. Misra's Expertise Includes:
Examination of Handwriting, Signatures, Fraudulent Additions and Alterations
Approximate Age of Documents
Photo Static and Scanned Transplantations of Signatures
Traced, Freehand and Impersonation Forgeries
Denial of Normal or Disguised (Changed) Signatures
Body Writings on Account Opening Forms
Denial of Withdrawal of Money
Development of Latent Finger or Palm Prints from the Cheques
Bank Documents by Ninhydrin (Chemical) Method Used for Impression Sweat on Paper
Opinions on Folds
Sequence of Strokes and Distinction Between Inks
Insertion of Typed or Printed Matter
Fake Currency Notes
Credit Card Forgeries
Identification of Computer Typed Documents
Fake Seals and Rubber Stamps
Mr. Misra's Expert Opinion is Available in the Following Languages: English; French; German; Russian; Spanish; Hindi; Gujarati; Urdu; Marathi; Regional Languages of India or Abroad.
Air Force Police Bank of Tokyo Bechtel (India) Bennett & Coleman Birla Soft C.R.P.F. Delhi Police Delhi University Duncan Industries Electrolux I.C.I. Fertilizer IIT New Delhi & Kanpur
Industries & MNC's J & K Bank JNU New Delhi L.I.C. Main Detective Agencies Private Parties Punjab National Bank Skanska Standard Chartered Bank State Bank of India U.P. Financial Corporation U.P. Police
Arthur S. Chancellor is a Law Enforcement Expert with over 40 years of experience, including 30+ years as a Special Agent, supervisor, and Commander with the US Army Criminal Investigation Division. He is currently serving as an Instructor and Consultant at Second Look Training and Forensic Consulting, LLC.
Litigation Support - Mr. Chancellor has personally investigated or supervised several thousand felony investigations which occurred on a military base or in the civilian community. He has processed over 200 homicide death scenes and qualified multiple times as an expert witness in the area of Crime Scene Analysis and Crime Scene Examination. His mission is to provide an accurate evaluation of criminal investigations and crime scenes for prosecutors or defense to enable them to make informed decisions about their case.
Mr. Chancellor's focus in the last 15 years is on death and sexual offenses. His specialty is Staged Crime Scenes also known as Staging which is a crime scene alteration made by an offender to misdirect a criminal investigation. His most recent consultations have centered on homicides staged to resemble some other event or in false sexual assaults.
Areas of Expertise:
Crime Scene Analysis
Staged Crime Scene Analysis
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
False Rape Claims
Adult Sexual Assault Investigations
Violent Crimes Investigations
American Academy Forensic Science (AAFS) Fellow status
Member International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
International Association for Identification (IAI)
North Carolina Homicide Investigator Association (NCHIA)