About the Examiner
August Meyer studied Criminal Justice at Scott Community College in Davenport, IA where he focused on profiling and gang activity. As part of the Criminal Justice program, he was able to attend the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Conference held in Chicago, IL where he was an attendee and security for 7 consecutive conferences.
While at the conference Meyer took a class on Statement Analysis learning to detect deception in communication whether it be verbal, body language, or handwriting. Meyer took a particular interest in the handwriting aspect and began studying handwriting analysis under the tutelage of Joelle Sweeney who was the Senior Intelligence Analyst Trainer for the National Drug Intelligence Center.
After graduating with an A.A. Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005, Meyer continued studying handwriting on his own. Meyer went on to study psychology and Russian Language at the University of Iowa and graduated in 2011. In 2013 Meyer joined the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation. Through contacts he made there, he was introduced to Reed Hayes, CDE, and later enrolled in Mr. Hayes' Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination Course. Meyer became a qualified Questioned Document Examiner in 2014.
Since 2014, Meyer has worked cases ranging from medical malpractice to title transfers. He has consulted with attorneys to review opposing expert's reports on handwriting to identify and exploit weaknesses in the report. He continues to improve his knowledge and education in document examination with regular meetings and seminars.
Through the NGCRC, Meyer has approximately 175 hours of training and education in gang-related activity. In 2016 he was invited to be a guest presenter to the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation and gave a seminar covering gang culture, structure, and graffiti. In this presentation he showed how gang members will often work their symbols into their handwriting allowing an examiner to identify possible gang affiliations and rivalries from nothing more than handwriting.
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