The experienced specialists of Poltava FRC Ihor Rudyk (Deputy Head of the Crime Investigation Department) and Serhii Boldyriev (Head of the Trace Examination and Reports Department) held a meeting with the first-year Law students of the Education and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management. The law enforcement representatives spoke about the principles of a criminologist’s work, crime scene examination after theft of movable property, armed attacks, murders and other serious crimes. The meeting with future lawyers was held in the fresh air to follow all the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
The law students participated in experiments and presentations of the possibilities of the mobile forensic laboratory.
“A person leaves certain traces while committing a crime of any degree. Our specialists can identify the person with these traces. The criminologist’s task is to detect, record and confiscate the evidence. That is what the laboratory is necessary for – all the instruments that we need in our work have to always be within our reach. Sometimes it only takes a few hours to find the offender with good evidence, sometimes it requires more time. Our practice also includes cases when we help to resolve cases from a few years ago, when newly obtained evidence or details appear,” the Head of the Trace Examination and Reports Department of Poltava FRC of the MIA of Ukraine Serhii Boldyriev said.
According to the Deputy Head of the Crime Investigation Department of Poltava FRC of the MIA of Ukraine Ihor Rudyk, the experts often have to work in difficult conditions, especially at night: “Arriving at the crime scene, we make sure it is secured with the crime scene tape and place special number cards from the forensic kit. We add the evidence into the database and check for matching data, such as foot or finger prints. The match isn’t always found quickly. Some people think that gloves leave no traces, and that it is impossible to identify them. We had cases when the offender was sentenced because of their lack of experience, and greed.”
“The meetings with the law enforcement representatives of Poltava, criminologists and lawyers are to be held in the future, too. Our university has a number of memorandums on cooperation and partnership with the Patrol Police, Cyber Police, Poltava FRC of MIA of Ukraine. We are glad that the experts support the initiatives, share their practical experience and present their successful cases,” the Doctor of Economics, Director of Education and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management of National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” Iryna Chernysh commented.
The students were very interested and actively asked questions about the forensic examination procedure and the profession of a criminologist.
According to the PhD in Public Administration, Associate Professor of the Public Administration and Law Department of National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” Inna Kulchii, such meetings contribute to the students’ understanding of their profession from the first years of studying, considering all the difficulties in the chosen field and motivating to learn their subjects more actively.
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