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James L. Streeter
Is the owner and president of North East Forensics, LLC: a Connecticut-based private forensic evidence consultant company specializing in the forensic examination of questioned documents and imprint/impression evidence.
Prior to establishing North East Forensics, LLC in 2005, he was a forensic document examiner and co-owner of North Eastern Forensic Consultants for over 10 years.
Mr. Streeter retired from the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory with over 21 years of credited service as a Forensic Science Examiner in the disciplines of questioned documents, handwriting examination, and imprints/impressions evidence.
His initial training in questioned document examination was provided by the late Elizabeth McCarthy of Boston, MA in the late 1970s. He received advanced training in questioned documents and imprint/impression examinations under the tutelage of Kenneth B. Zercie, a court-qualified questioned document/imprint/impression examiner at the Connecticut State Police Forensic Laboratory. He obtained an Associate and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
He has conducted examinations and provided opinions for numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; state and federal public defenders offices, attorney firms; banking and financial institutions; insurance companies; Fortune 500 and private manufacturing companies; and private clients in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Indiana, Wyoming, Louisiana, and Minnesota. He has also rendered opinions in the countries of Canada, Portugal, Taiwan, and Cyprus.
He has provided expert testimony relating to questioned documents, handwriting, and imprint/impression examinations in excess of one hundred (100) times in various civil and criminal courts in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Maryland, and North Carolina. He has also provided expert testimony in handwriting and questioned document examinations in United States Federal District Courts in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut.
Mr. Streeter is currently a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists. He is the former chairman of the International Association for Identification’s Questioned Document sub-committee. He is presently a member of the Footwear and Tire Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Science Standards Board and is a former member of the FBI-sponsored Scientific Working Group on Shoeprint and Tire Tread Evidence (SWGTREAD).
He maintains an extensive library of the leading books and articles relating to the disciplines of questioned documents, imprints, and impressions. He has also researched, authored, and/or co-authored several scientific and technical articles, papers, and publications relating to various aspects of questioned document and imprint/impression examinations.
He has provided numerous presentations and lectures relating to the disciplines of questioned documents, handwriting, and impression evidence to many professional organizations throughout the country and in Taiwan and continues to guest lecture at numerous colleges and universities providing course studies and laboratory instructions in these areas of discipline.
His laboratory is equipped with various instruments and pieces of equipment necessary to conduct detailed examination, including various magnification devices, microscopes, various measuring instruments, alternate lighting equipment, Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA), Video Spectral Comparator (VSC-200), high definition digital cameras, scanners, and computer enhancement programs.
At North East Forensics, LLC, we aim to be a reputable consulting company for all your forensic needs. We expertly examine questioned documents and imprint evidence. With over 25 years of experience, our examiners are court-quality when it comes to providing handwriting and footwear impressions examinations. Conveniently located between New York and Boston, North East Forensics is a clear choice for any forensic examinations.