800 Massena Ave.
Rome, New York 13440-2653
Tel:  315-339-3527 
E-mail: RJJalbert@gmail.com


Joseph Jalbert Background

I have studied Handwriting analysis and Document Examination for over 40 years.  Various systems of handwriting analysis, Graphoanalysis, Graphology, Graphotherapeutics and psychology were used to solve profile problems.

I graduated from IGAS and was certified a graphoanalyst in the late 60's. Upon certification, I studied Document Examination from IGAS and joined the World Association of Document Examiners (WADE). After that I studied , for about 3 years, Document Examination from Mr. Keith Ross, an excellent document examiner, from Webster, New York. Along the way, I took graduate courses in psychology and education and acquired a life time teaching certificate for Math and Science in the state of Massachusetts. The past 25 years I have been working mostly in Document Examination for attorneys, ceo's, banks, colleges and universities and law enforcement officials. The past 15 years I have been the Questioned Document Expert for Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA) covering the Upstate New York area.

I am a retired engineer with the government who served as a Director of Engineering, chief of Construction, Project Engineer, Office Engineer, and Design Mechanical Engineer. I also worked for private industry as a Mechanical Developmental Design Engineer and taught computer applications at our local BOCES prior to consulting in engineering. As a right sized, down sized engineer in early retirement , I am pursuing my interests. Prior to my engineering career I taught Math & Physics at Mercy High School in Rochester, New York and was interim Math Department chairman and instructor at Granby High School in Massachusetts.

Curriculum Vitae

Court Qualified Document Examiner:  Federal, State, County, Towns.

Expertise:  Forgeries, Handwriting, Typewriting, Obliterations, Anonymous & Poison Pen Letters, Wall writings, alterations

Political:  N.Y.S. Republican & Democratic Committee's

Professional Membership:  N.Y. State Defenders Association, I.A.I. Upstate New York Chapter - past President and founder & chairman of the I.A.I. Scholarship Fund, Member of American College of Forensic Examiners.

Handwriting Analysis Training:

1964 - 1967  Graduated from two year general course in handwriting analysis offered by the International Graphoanalysis Society Inc., Chicago, Ill. rated as a Certified Graphoanalyst

1967 - 1970  Member of  World Association of Document Examiners (WADE), Chicago, Ill and attended Monthly Massachusetts Chapter of Graphoanalysts Seminars around the Boston area.

1970 - 1973  Student in Document Examination training under Mr. Keith Ross - Document Examiner. 

1970 - Present - Private reading program;  Approximately 350 Document Analysis and Handwriting Analysis books and articles from Rochester N.Y. Public Library; Rome, NY Jervis Library; Utica, NY Public Library; Albany, NY Public Library; Kent State University Library; Wright State University Library; and the University of Missouri Library.

1996 - 1997 - Graduate from the "Step-by-Step System of Handwriting Analysis" by Dr. Erika M. Karohs

1997 - 1998 - Graduated from "The Evaluated Trait Course of Handwriting Analysis" by Dr. Erika M. Karohs

Personal Library:  Approximately 100 Document & Handwriting books and research studies.


Aug. 95 to Present: Full Time Document Examiner, IDEA

June 72 to Aug. 95  Part Time Document Examiner

Oct. 86 to Aug. 95   Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, Office Engineer,  Construction Contract Negotiator with the Army Corps of  Engineers, Fort Drum, NY

Oct. 82 to Oct. 86   Director of Engineering - NORTHEAST Air Defense Sector, U.S. Air Force, Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY

Dec.81 to Oct.82    Chief of Construction, 416 CES, Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY

May 80 to Dec.81   Area Mechanical Consulting Engineer - Army Corps of Engineers Area Office, Syracuse, NY

Aug.73 to May 80   Design Mechanical Engineer, 416 CES, Griffiss AFB, NY

Sept.70 to Jun 72   Math & Physics Teacher, Mercy High School

Sept.69 to Jun 70   Math Teacher, Granby Jr. Sr. High School


BS in Mechanical Engineering - Lowell Tech Institute - 1967
Masters Courses in teaching from Fitchburg State College, Assumption College, and Worcester State College.
Life Time Teaching Certificate - Math & Physics - Massachusetts
Zygo & Magnaflux Inspection - Thompson Engineering Laboratory

Graduate Courses:

Psychopathology, Behavioral Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of Education, Child Psychology, Industrial Human Relations, Principles of Management, Energy Management Control Systems, Tests and Measurements.


Document Examiner - "Expert Witness" - New York State Public Defender Forensic and Investigator Forum 1987
Hiring through Handwriting Analysis - National Painting Contractor 1973

Cases - types:

  1. People of  State of New York vs Harzan K. Tezel, M.D.  Binghamton, N.Y.
  2. People Of  State of New York vs  Mary Ann Van Mater, Supreme Court, Oneida County Courthouse, Utica, New York
  3. Riley vs. Connecticut National Bank
  4. People of State of New York vs Linda A. Heinrich, Oneida County Court.
  5. People of State of New York vs James Mills, New York State Division of Parole at Oneida County Jail, Oriskany, NY
  6. People of State of New York vs Paul Milea, Madison County Court, Wampsville, New York
  7. Dape vs Continental Assurance Company, Oneida County Court, Utica, NY
  8. People of State of New York vs Christopher Wood, Cortland, New York

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