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Analysis of Fraudulent Documents with Samiah Ibrahim (1 CPE)

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 2022 Training Year Kick-off Webinar - Virtual by ZOOM



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Samiah Ibrahim has spent her career in security, intelligence and law enforcement.  She is a senior forensic scientist and manager with the Canadian Government.  In this function Samiah is responsible for overseeing the national delivery of Forensic Document Examination ("FDE") expertise to clients throughout the Government of Canada.  She continues to conduct forensic analysis of questioned document cases involving multiple facets of examination including, but not limited to:  handwriting, signatures, typewriters, impact & non-impact printing devices, photocopiers, decipherment of latent impressions, detection & decipherment of obliterations, commercial & security printing processes, wet & dry cachets, and examination of official documents (i.e., passports, birth certificates, driver’s licenses).

Samiah earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1989) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1987), both from Carleton University in Ottawa. She received her forensic training at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

In recent years, Samiah has worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and INTERPOL to prepare training materials for capacity building in FDE.  In particular, she has developed and conducted trials of collaborative testing in secure documents’ examination, and has been heavily involved in the development of FDE capability with the Palestinian Authority.

Samiah is the President of the American Society of Forensic Document Examiners; she has been a member since 2006.  A member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, she routinely presents tutorials and seminars about FDE both internationally and nationally, and considers foreign script examinations, spectral differences in ink, biometrics as it relates to forensic science, and forensic intelligence as topics of interest.

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