John Barnett | Senior Forensic Document Examiner
Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory | United States

John Barnett, Senior Forensic Document Examiner, Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory

John Barnett is a Senior Forensic Document Examiner at the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory.  His primary duties involve the examination of travel and identification documents to determine authenticity and reveal alterations.  He is also the training officer for all incoming forensic document trainees.  He has testified as an expert witness in the field of Questioned Document Examination on numerous occasions and has given several presentations on the detection of counterfeit and altered travel documents in both international and domestic settings.  He possesses a graduate degree in Forensic Science from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in from Niagara University.  John has been a diplomate of The American Board of Forensic Document Examiners since 2008 and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Prior to his time as a document examiner, John was an Immigration Inspector with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Identity Week London 2020 - Day 3 @ 11:20

Current fraud trends at the US southwest border

The United States is currently seeing an unprecedented humanitarian and national security-related challenge at its southwest border.Large numbers of family units, unaccompanied minors and single adults have flooded the U.S/Mexico border at rates that have never been seen before.Although many of those encountered may have legitimate asylum or immigration claims, there has also been an increase in document fraud.This presentation will provide insight into the current state of the U.S Southwest Border, give several examples of the type of fraud sent from this area to the HSI Forensic Laboratory and contemplate future areas of concern for this region and the documents encountered.
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT

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