2018 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium – 9-13 September 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The ANZFSS 24th International Symposium “Forensic Science Without Borders” was held in Perth and attended by over 700 delegates including our Andrea Devlin (www.anzfss2018.com). The Symposium had multiple streams of oral and poster presentations covering a range of forensic disciplines and topics including: Document Examination; Fingerprint Examination and Biometrics; Science, Justice and Legal Issues; Management and Quality Assurance; Crime Scene Investigation; Biological Criminalistics; Chemical Criminalistics; Education and Training; and Electronic and Digital Evidence.  Andrea gave an oral presentation in the Document Examination stream titled “Evaluation of Wacom’s Electronic Handwritten Signature Technology” and attended many interesting talks in the plenary sessions and in the Document Examination, Science, Justice and Legal Issues, and Management and Quality Assurance streams. Human factors, and specifically avoiding bias, were a common topic that featured in many of the talks.  Forensic Document Services implemented peer review decades ago and context information management procedures were formally implemented in early 2017.