MICHAEL PERTSINAKIS
MichaelPertsinakis

Personal information

Address(es) : 5 Aretousas str., 71202, Heraklion, Greece
35 Speusippou str, 10676, Athens, Greece

Telephone : (+30) 2810 224278

Fax : (+30) 2810 227868

Nationality : Greek

Date of birth : 03/06/1979

Affiliations:

  • Senior Examiner of Chartoularios P.C. Laboratory of Forensic Document Studies. Chartoularios P.C. is an associated member of ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Insitutes), operating fully in a peer-review mode.
  • Lecturer of Criminology at the MBS College of Crete.

Interviews:

  • «Επάγγελμα: Δικαστικός Γραφολόγος» [Profession: Forensic Document Examiner], New Crete newspaper
  • Collaborative Exercises – Blind tests

Working Experience:

  • Position: Lawyer registered at the Board of Heraklion, Greece
  • Dates: 2004-present
    Position: Forensic Handwriting and Document Expert, appointed by the Greek State a) in the Courts of First Instance of Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chanea and Rhodes and b) in the Second Degree Courts of Crete and Dodekanese.
  • Dates: 2005-2010
    Position: Forensic Handwriting and Document Expert, appointed by the Greek State in the Courts of First Instance of Lasithion.
  • Dates: 2005-2010
    Position: Freelancer Forensic Handwriting and Document Expert
  • Dates:2005-present
    Position: Senior Examiner Chartoularios P.C. Laboratory of Questioned Document Studies Dates:2013-present
    Position: Lecturer at Law at MBS College of Crete Dates: 2016 – present

Education and training:

  • Title of qualification awarded: Degree in Law
    Dates:1997-2002
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Democritus University of Thrace.
  • Title of qualification awarded: Certification of Training
    Date: 2003
    Principal Subjects Covered: Theoretical background of forensic document examination, practical handling of cases, non-destructive physical-technical analysis, familiarisation with English, American and German literature.
    Name and type of organisation: Dr. jur. Dr. habil. Manfred Hecker
  • Title of qualification awarded: Certification of Training
    Date: 2007
    Principal Subjects Covered: Treatment of ESDA, evaluation of research concepts, discussion of contemporary literature, study of the neurophysiological and learning theoretical fundamentals of writing, formal aspects of conclusions etc.
    Name and type of organisation: Dr. jur. Dr. habil. Manfred Hecker
  • Title of qualification awarded: University Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences with Merit
    Date:2008
    Principal Subjects Covered: Methodology and Theory of the Forensic Sciences.
    Name and type of organisation: Staffordshire University
  • Title of qualification awarded: University Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods
    Date:2011
    Principal Subjects Covered: Methodology and Theory of the Research, pertinent to Forensic Sciences.
    Name and type of organisation: Staffordshire University
  • Title of qualification awarded: University Master of Philosophy in Forensic Science.
    Date:2013
    Thesis: “The effect of cataractus vision in the general characteristics of handwriting.”
    Name and type of organisation: Staffordshire University
  • Title of qualification awarded: PhD in Forensic Sciences
    Date:2017
    Thesis: “The influence of visual feedback in the static and kinetic individual characteristics of handwriting.”
    Name and type of organisation: Staffordshire University

Organisations I have been a member to:

  • Laboratory of Criminology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (until 2002).
  • Professional Member (MCSFS) of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • Member of the International Graphonomics Society.
  • Member of ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
  • International Member of the Association of Forensic Document Examiners.

Conferences/seminars attended:

  • 2008-Lecture of Dr. Jur. Dr.Habil. Manfred Hecker at the Lawyer’s Bar Association of Salonica.
  • 2010-Conference of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (Poster Presentation) in Crete, Greece.
  • 2011-Forensic Science Society Conference (Poster Presentation) in Birmingham, UK.
  • 2013-FSSoc Evaluation & Interpretation of Evidence & Casework Report (Statement) Writing Workshop in Preston, UK.
  • 2013-Congress of the Gesellschaft fuer Forensische Schriftuntersuchung (GFS) in Munich, Germany.
  • 2014-16th Annual Wroclaw Conference of Forensic Document Examination
  • 2014-international conference in frontiers of handwriting recognition – Heraklion,Crete.
  • 2015 – «Refresher Course: The use of stereomicroscope in Forensic Document Examination», Chartoularios P.C., Athens.
  • 2015- “Summer school: Research on electronic signatures using handwriting software analysis MovAlyzeR”, Chartoularios P.C., Athens , as presented by Dr. Hans-Leo Teulings
  • 2015 – ENFSI2015 Conference Zurich.
  • 2017- International Graphonomics Society 2017 Conference Gaeta, Italy
  • 2017 – ENFSI2017 Conference Bled.

Presentations:

  • Poster “Evaluating the effect of cataractous vision in the general characteristics of handwriting: its forensic implications” 2010-Conference of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research in Crete, Greece
  • Poster “Evaluating the effect of cataractous vision in the general characteristics of handwriting: its forensic implications” 2011-Forensic Science Society Conference (Poster Presentation) in Birmingham, UK. iii. “Evaluating the effect of cataractous vision in the general characteristics of handwriting” – Wroclaw, 2014. iv. “Correlation of envelopes and letters via ESDA examination”– Wroclaw, 2014
  • “The position of the court appointed expert witness in the civil law trial”, Athens, 2014.
  • “The effect of visual feedback in the individual characteristics of handwriting” ENFSI2015 Zurich, 2015.
  • “Implementing a digital acquisition requested material software” ENFSI2015 Zurich, 2015.
  • “Effect of visual feedback in the static and kinematic characteristics of signatures” – IGS2017, Gaeta Italy.
  • “Effect of visual feedback in the static and kinematic characteristics of cursive and block handwriting” – ENFSI2017, Bled Slovenia.
  • “Effect of visual feedback in the static and kinematic characteristics of handwriting” – ADFE2017, Reno NV, USA.

Publications:

  • «Η περίπτωση του κρατούμενου Κ» [The case of prisoner K]–Ant. Sakoulas Publications, 2002. Appendix in the book “Εθνοπολιτισμικές συγκρούσεις στη φυλακή: Η περίπτωση της δικαστικής φυλακής Θεσσαλονίκης (Διαβατών)” by Dr. Ariadne Gerouki.
  • “Contribution to the definition of the term Forensic Document Examiner – Data from the german jurisprudence in a comparative analysis to the greek law system” – Radamanthis, Heraklion, 2002.
  • “Forensic Document Examination on non original documents” – Radamanthis, Heraklion, 2005.
  • “Evaluating the effect of cataractous vision in the general characteristics of handwriting: its forensic implications” Acta Ophtalmologica, Special Issue 2010.
  • “Evaluating the effect of cataractous vision in the individual characteristics of handwriting” Wroclaw University press – under publication.
  • “Effect of visual feedback in the static and kinematic characteristics of signatures” – Proceedings of IGS2017 Conference: Graphonomics for E-citizens.
  • “Effect of Visual Feedback on the Static and Kinematic Characteristics of Handwriting” – Journal of Forensic Document Examination – Vol. 27, 2017.

Technical knowledge:

  • Very good knowledge of the theory and use of ESDA (Electrostatic Detection Apparatus), VSC (Video Spectral Comparator), LuminSys, stereomicroscope, FORAM (Spectral comparator with the use of RAMAN scattering).
  • Very good use of the handwriting analysis software MovAlyzeR.

Special scientific interest:

  • Quantification of forensic results
  • Electronic signatures analysis
  • Investigation of the influence of extrinsic factors in the characteristics of handwriting.

Foreign Languages:

  • English – Excellent (Michigan Proficiency)
  • German – Novice (Grundstuffe Sprachdiplom)

From 2014 till today I have successfully participated as a Senior Examiner of Chartoularios P.C. in the collaborative exercises of ENFSI, that is blind trials in mock forensic document examination cases that are created by the pertinent ENFSI committee:
• Collaborative Exercise 2014: Successful participation
• Collaborative Exercise 2015: Successful participation
• Collaborative Exercise 2016: Successful participation