Diane Kruger, B.A. LL.B., J.D., F.S.S. DIP.
Forensic Document Examiner
University of Toronto Honours B.A. 1982
University of Windsor LL.B. 1989
University of Detroit J.D. 1989
Member of the Bar of Ontario, New York and the District of Columbia
Examination and comparison of handwriting, signatures and hand printing.
Identification of mechanical impressions and instruments including typewriters, chequewriters, rubber stamps, printers, photocopiers and fax machines.
Ink and paper examinations.
Deciphering/examination of indented writing, alterations, erasures, and obliterations.
Completion of a two year training program in Forensic Document Examination, Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Canada 1985.
Diploma in Document Examination (FSSoc Dip) awarded by the Forensic Science Society (now the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences) of England in 1995 after completion of Society exams.
Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners since 1996.
Centre of Forensic Sciences - Document Section 1983-1986 and on contract while attending law school 1986-1989.
Private Consultant since 1987.
Canadian Society of Forensic Science (Document Section Secretary 1995-1996)
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (Member of the ASQDE Board of Directors since 2014)
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
American Bar Association
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (member of Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body of AAFS Standards Board since June 2016)
"Examinations Involving Fax Confirmation Reports - Points to Consider", paper presented at the 72nd Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners. Honolulu, Hawaii, August 11-15, 2014.
"The LongPenTM and Cedar-FoxTM", poster presentation at the 69th Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 20-25, 2011.
"The LongPenTM – The World’s First Original Remote Signing Device", Technical Note, Journal of Forensic Sciences, May 2010, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 795-800. Paper on the same subject was also presented at the Annual Conference of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Washington, D.C., February 21, 2008.
"An Update on Correction Tape Products", poster presentation at the 64th Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners. Portland, Oregon, August 19-24, 2006.
"Handling and Processing Forensic Documents", paper presented at the 61stAnnual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners. Baltimore, Maryland, August 24-28, 2003. Portions of the article are published in the ACFI Fraud Manual, 2003.
"Proposal for an ASQDE Handwriting Bank" presented at the 58th
Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Ottawa, Ontario, August 25-29, 2000.
Evidential Requirements for Electronic Images" presented at the
55th Annual Conference of the Society of Questioned Document
Examiners, Scottsdale, Arizona, August 23-27, 1997.
Commentary, Legal Focus on Property and General Liability
Insurance, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1995, pp. 39-40.
"The Application of Forensic Document Examination in Estate and
Trust Disputes", Estates and Trusts Journal. Vol. 14, No. 1, 1994. pp.
59-67. Co-authored with Brian Lindblom.
"The Newton MessagePad 110" presented at the 52nd Annual
Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Long Beach, California, August 20-24, 1994.
"A Study of Writing Learned in India and Pakistan", presented at the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Fall Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 8-11, 1985.
Attendance at workshops and lectures including:
Domtar Paper Product Knowledge Course
Photocopier Workshops MAFS, CSFS, Security Papers CSFS
Forensic Examination of Counterfeit Documents ASQDE
Typewriter Examination and Classification MAFS
Video Imaging Techniques MAFS - NASA Lewis Research Centre
Digital Imaging Processing for Questioned Documents AAFS
Signature Workshops ASQDE, Fountain Pen Workshop ASQDE
Ink Workshop MAFS
Electronic Media and Printing Technologies MAFS
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Handwriting ASQDE
Development and Examination of American Handwriting Systems MAFS
Notetaking Techniques & Considerations for Document Examiners AAFS
Regular attendance at various forensic conferences in Canada and internationally:
Canadian Society of Forensic Science 1985, 1995, 1996
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, 1985, 1994-1998, 2000, 2001, 2003-2012, 2014-2016
American Academy of Forensic Sciences 1994, 1995, 2008, 2015
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists 1985, 1994
Forensic Science Society (England) 1998, 2004
Gesellschaft fuer Forensische Schriftuntersuchung (Germany) 1999, 2013
Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners 2016
Canadian Bankers Association
Royal Insurance Canada
Aviva Insurance Canada
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Ontario Police College
International Association of Special Investigation Units
Investigation/Enforcement Directors' Council
Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
Rotman School of Management
Department of National Defence
Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal