CCJEF successfully concluded the 3rd Forensic Science International Lecture Series

College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics

October 5, 2022


The College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF) successfully concluded the 3rd Forensic Science International Lecture Series entitled "Meliora: Over and Beyond the Forensic Science Horizon" last Friday, September 30, 2022, via Zoom and FB Live, featuring three prominent guest speakers who are experts in different fields of forensic science.

The Northwestern University (NWU), one of the CCJEF’s partners, took the lead on the final day of the lecture series, with Prof. Gregoria S. Najorda, the Acting VPAA, delivering inspirational and welcoming remarks on behalf of Atty. Ferdinand S. Nicholas, University President, as a commencement to the lecture series.


Dr. Matthew Go, a Forensic Anthropologist with SNA International and a Diplomate with the American Board of Forensic Anthropology; Dr. Robert Green, OBE, a Reader at the University of Kent in England and the Vice President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science in England; and Dr. Howard Way, OBE, the Director of DVIResilience Ltd. and the Former Chair of the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Working Group served as speakers on the last stretch of the webinar.


Dr. Go shared his knowledge about the application of forensic anthropology to medico-legal issues involving human skeletal remains. He also showed the importance of anthropology in criminal investigations, mass disaster response, and disaster victim identification.


Dr. Green discussed deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) with the title "DNA and Crime: Fact, Fable, and Future," which gave more knowledge about its significance in criminal profiling and familial searching.


Dr. Way imparted his expertise in Mass Fatality Management and Disaster Victim Identification, which can be applied in the case of havoc. He also elaborated on Forensic Matching and Reconciliation and Ante Mortem Forensic Recovery.



To officially conclude the lecture series, Prof. Jerry A. Dela Cruz, the CCJE Department Head of NWU, expressed his warm gratitude to the participants who gained new knowledge about forensic science and how they can apply it to their careers and studies.


At least 1,000 participants from numerous local and international universities, organizations, and forensic enthusiasts participated in the event.