In its pursuit for globalization, the School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety hosted a three-day seminar at UB grounds last April 14-16 with international speakers coming from the Indian-based Forensic Laboratory− Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS). The seminar, which was attended by students from the Bachelor of Forensic Science program, revolved around the theme “Exploring the Arts of Forensics in the Digital Era.”
Dr. Ranjeet Singh, director and founder of SIFS- India, together with his colleague, Dr. Vijay Rustagi are highly-sought after forensic scientists with Dr. Singh having over 20 years of experience and more than 45 years for Dr. Rustagi. The seminar covered unusual criminal cases in India and how were they perpetrated. They also expounded on the techniques used by the detectives and their forensic laboratory to solve the said cases. In addition, they gave lectures as well as workshops on the latest trends and innovations in cyber forensics, fingerprint identification, crime scene investigation, forensic anthropology, and questioned documents examination.
University of Baguio- SCJPS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with SIFS last December 2022 during the 3rd International Forensic Science Conference at the Plaza Lodge Hotel, South Drive, Baguio City in a bid to attain the school’s commitment of producing globally competitive forensic scientists and professional in the criminal justice system. The three-day seminar is the one of the many international programs lined up for both Bachelor of Forensic Science and Bachelor of Science in Criminology programs. Earlier this year, nine BFSC students flew to internationally to train at Huachiew Chalermprakeit University, Samut Prakan, Thailand for a month.
In 2013, the University of Baguio pioneered the program Bachelor of Forensic Science in the Philippines and has since then produced graduates who are now professionals in their respective fields.
Article by: Ritchelle Valerie C. Espada