Chartered Society of Forensic Science workshop: Originals, we work with them but can we do without them?


Chartered Society of Forensic Science workshop: Originals, we work with them but can we do without them?

The Chartered Society of Forensic Science in collaboration with Chartoularios P.C. Laboratory of Questioned Document Studies, will have our lab manager mr. Nikolaos Kalantzis deliver the following workshop in Staffordshire University:

Originals: we work with them, but can we do without them?

Date: Friday 7th April 2017
Location: Staffordshire University, Mellor Building (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)


This workshop will approach the reality of examining non-originals (photocopies) within everyday casework. Delegates will be exposed to the current practices of such examinations and will actively participate in the process of two cases based on actual casefile documents.


To examine real cases involving non originals and identify useful conclusions and common pitfalls of such examination.


At the end of the event, the delegates will:

  • Understand the complexity of cases involving non-originals.
  • Identify the misleading features of non-originals and avoid making erroneous assumptions.
  • Be aware of useful features present on non originals,that can provide fruitful information towards solving a case.

Target Audience

Qualified and trainee Questioned Document Examiners.

Programme – Friday 7th April 2017

09:30 Registration and refreshements
10:05 Welcome and introductions
10:15 Use of non-originals in Questioned Document Examination
Nikolaos Kalantzis, Forensic Handwriting & Document Examiner
11:15 Workshop (part one)
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Workshop (part two)
14:30 Refreshments
15:00 Discussion and feedback
15.50 Closing comments and close of day

Event booking

We kindly ask that when Society members are booking for this event they use the same email address for contact as they do for logging in – otherwise you may not get the membership discounted rate. Package prices do no include accommodation!


There are a number of hotels close to the universities where overnight accommodation can be booked – please contact them directly to obtain availability and rates.

The Holiday Inn, Stanley Matthews Way
The Premier Inn (both in Hanley and Trentham gardens)

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