Minsk Criminalistic Readings of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Minsk forensic readings have become the traditional scientific forum of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which was held yesterday with the participation of 18 foreign delegations.

The history of this international scientific-practical conference is still being written. The criminalistic readings, which the militia alma mater has been conducting for the third time, were held in a new format, which is why they were called the “first Minsk ones”.

The direct organizer of the scientific forum was the department of criminology of our university - one of its oldest divisions. The work of several generations of teachers, scientists and practitioners allowed the scientific school of criminology of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to receive deserved authority not only in our country, but also far beyond its borders.

Minsk criminal readings on December 20 brought together representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigation Committee, the State Committee of Forensic Examination, the Higher Attestation Commission, the administration and the teaching staff of higher education institutions in Belarus. Research and developments in the field of forensic science, the criminal process, forensic and operational and investigative activities shared a wide range of specialists from educational institutions, scientific organizations and government bodies of foreign countries. Among the guests are representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Investigative Committee, the Supreme Court of Russia, the leadership of the National Center for Forensic Examination under the Ministry of Justice of Moldova, lawyers and scholars from universities in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

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The Russian side showed exceptional interest in the scientific forum - 17 delegates took part in the discussion of the conference's issues. These are representatives of the Academy of Law and Management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (Ryazan) and a number of universities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: Moscow University named after V.K.Kikot, Academy of Management, All-Russian Research Institute (Moscow), Krasnodar University, Nizhny Novgorod Academy and Oryol Law Institute named after V.V. Luk'yanov. In addition, their leading specialists were delegated by the Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov, the Technical University named after NE Bauman and the Law University named after O. E. Kutafin, as well as the Nizhny Novgorod State University named after NI Lobachevsky, Saratov State Law The Academy and the State Social and Humanitarian University (Kolomna) are educational institutions that are not part of the universities of the law enforcement system, but are interested in joint fruitful work in the field of science.

A plenary session with the participation of the leadership of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus allowed to discuss a wide range of issues. Attention is paid to modern information technologies in the service of forensic scientists. For example, the agenda included the topic “Electronic Forensic Science: Main Development Directions”, which was reviewed in detail by Professor Vitaly Vekhov, Doctor of Law, Intellectual Property and Forensic Studies of the Moscow State Technical University named after NE Bauman.

Representatives of the competent state bodies joined the lively discussion. The head of the department of research activity of the head department of criminology of the Investigative Committee of Russia, doctor of law, associate professor Alexei Bessonov spoke about management mechanisms based on information and telecommunication technologies.

The newest trends in the evolution of the criminal justice of his country were reviewed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Russia, the chief editor of the scientific and practical journal “Criminal Justice”, Doctor of Law, Professor Nikita Kolokolov.

Professor of Forensic Science at Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs named after V.Ya. Kikoty, Honored Worker of Science, Honored Lawyer of Russia, Doctor of Law, Professor Alexander Volynsky prepared a report “Forensic Science and Forensic Examination: Problems and Possible Solutions”. Olga Kataraga, Director of the National Center of Forensic Expertise at the Ministry of Justice of Moldova, addressed the peculiarities of the modern practice of conducting forensic examinations.

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Professor of the Department of Criminalistics of the Law Faculty of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Doctor of Law, Associate Professor Oleg Kuchin devoted his speech to the role of operational-search activity in the fight against organized criminal formations. Vladimir Lavrov, Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Center of the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, a tinned scientist, doctor of law, professor, raised the problems of environmental crime investigation techniques.

Subjects of the plenary session also covered issues related to the preparation of dissertations. The Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission of Belarus, Doctor of Law, Associate Professor Alexander Guchok, spoke in detail on this.

The international forum continued within the framework of four sections, moderated by scientists from the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, heads of the departments of criminalistics (Maxim Shrub), the criminal process (Pavel Gridyushko), forensic examinations (Inessa Anischenko) and operational search activities (Alexey Tukalo).

The scientific works of the participants of the Minsk criminalistics readings are presented in the pages of a collection of conference materials in two parts, published in the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus. There are about 200 reports of scientists from our country and abroad.

The scientific forum ended with a meeting of the leadership of the militia university with foreign delegations. The Head of the Academy, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor, Major-General of Militia Vladimir Bachila summed up the conference and spoke about the main activities of the entrusted educational institution. Guests of the militia alma mater met with classrooms, methods of teaching disciplines and the use of all the possibilities of information technology in the educational field during a small but informative tour.

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Anastasia Voinova, GIOS Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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