Adrian Lacroix

Adrian Lacroix, Senior Forensic Document and Handwriting Examiner

In January 1997, Mr. Adrian Lacroix commenced a comprehensive five year training program in the field of Forensic Document Examination in Hobart, Tasmania. He trained under the former Head of the Forensic Document Examination Section of Tasmania Police and received training in the examination of handwritten images, machine generated images and the other facets of documentary evidence. He studied the required text-books in relation to this field of work, participated in various proficiency tests and successfully completed his training program in January 2002.

Mr. Adrian Lacroix was employed as a Forensic Document and Handwriting Examiner with Australasia Document Examination in Perth, Western Australia, between December 2002 and January 2006. His duties included: management of the laboratory and its resources; the examination of questioned handwriting, signatures and documents; management of quality systems; the preparation of expert reports; and the presentation of evidence to the courts.

In February 2006, he commenced with Forensic Document Examiners Pty. Ltd. and is responsible for all aspects of documents examination case-work received for examination, comparison and reports thereon.

Adrian has completed specialist units in Chemistry and Physics as part of an Associate Degree in Science from the University of Tasmania. In addition, he has received the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction and Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.

Mr. Lacroix is a former Secretary of the Australian Society of Forensic Document Examiners (ASFDE). He is a Member of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS), and a former Member of the Gesellschaft für Forensische Schriftuntersuchung (GFS) (Society for Forensic Examination of Writing). He is a former Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Forensic Science Society (FSSoc), UK.

Adrian attends national and international conferences, seminars and workshops in this field, where current research papers on Forensic Document and Handwriting Examination are presented. Speakers at such events include experts from their particular areas of expertise. He present courses on relevant areas of Forensic Document Examination for Barristers & Solicitors, Investigators, Bank and Financial Institution Personnel, Insurance Officers, and Corporate Security Officers.Adrian attends national and international conferences, seminars and workshops in this field, where current research papers on Forensic Document and Handwriting Examination are presented. Speakers at such events include experts from their particular areas of expertise. He presents courses on relevant areas of Forensic Document Examination for Barristers & Solicitors, Investigators, Bank and Financial Institution Personnel, Insurance Officers, and Corporate Security Officers.

Mr. Lacroix has been accepted as an expert in the field of Forensic Document and Handwriting Examination by various courts and tribunals in Australia and overseas. He has been engaged to examine documents for civil parties, legal representatives and financial institutions across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Africa.