Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine became a participant of the next ENFSI Annual Meeting 2019.
The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) was founded in 1995 to improve the exchange of information in the field of forensic examination, as well as to improve the quality of forensic examination in the world. Now, under the auspices of the Network, there are 17 expert Working Groups in various areas and types of expert research. Recently, the ENFSI has been recognized by the European Commission as one of the leading forensic organizations.
The ENFSI meeting is an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience between colleagues not only from Europe, but also from other laboratories and institutes of the world. Participants take part in numerous lectures and scientific presentations given by the most respectable forensic experts.
The meeting of 2019 was attended by representatives of forensic institutions and law enforcement agencies from many countries around the world. The event was accompanied by an exhibition of the equipment necessary for forensic investigations.
Within the framework of the thematic sections, the participants discussed the creation of pan-European databases needed to improve the efficiency of forensic experts and criminologists, as well as education and training within the ENFSI community and its stakeholders.
In addition, during the meetings, the speakers presented reports on artificial intelligence and machine learning to the participants; topical issues of fingerprinting studies; problems of globalization and internationalization of crime; the question of the harmonization of scientific inventions in the field of forensics and forensic examination; the question of increasing the effectiveness of investigative techniques for certain categories and types of crimes; tactical and technical methods and means of forensic examination; special knowledge as a tool for introducing modern scientific achievements during pre-trial investigation of crimes and their trial; discussion questions of various expert studies and the like. Among the questions that caused a lively discussion was the question of the impact of illegal migration of people on the development of forensic science and forensic examination.
In general, it is worth noting that participation in the ENFSI Annual Meeting is extremely important to highlight scientific developments, proper cooperation with the expert institutions of the ENFSI member countries, putting the best practices of these countries into practice, ensuring quality control and, of course, the establishment of the authority of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise on the international level.