December 9, 2020
The College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF) of Holy Angel University wraps up its international lecture series entitled “Inquisitio: A Virtual Probe to Forensics,” on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
The last day of the said lecture series featured Dr. Satendra Kumar‘s expertise on various 3D technologies utilized in crime scene processing and forensic investigation. Currently, Dr. Kumar is a segment manager for public safety and forensics of Leica Geosystems A.G., Dubai and a forensic advisor to Unique Identification Authority of India.
CCJEF Dean Dr. Niño Kabiling formally started the event. He delivered his warm welcome and gratitude to everyone gathered for the event, and most especially, to the people behind the success of the said lecture series. “Now that we are entering the final day of the international lecture series let me start by expressing our utmost gratitude for all the participants from Day 1 till the last day of this international lecture series; 28 participating countries, 178 Philippines Private Higher Education Institutions and Local Universities and Colleges, 25 International Universities and Colleges, 41 Philippines Private and Government Agency, Organization, and Institution, 9 International Agency, Organization, and Institution.” said Dr. Kabiling Meanwhile, Ms. Edna Marriza C. Santos, the Assistant Academic Vice President of HAU, shared a heartfelt message of inspiration and gratitude to the viewers and to the committees under the success of the lecture series. “This academic exchange has proven to all of us that the pandemic is never a hindrance to one who is more than willing to share his expertise to those who are willing to learn beyond the borders.”
Proceeding to the lecture itself, Dr. Kumar explained the advantages of the different 3D scanning technology used in criminal investigations that evolved throughout the years. He provided a general view of how a crime scene looks like in a 3D scanning application. He explained that in utilizing this technology, one can repeatedly visit the whole crime scene and view every scenario inside the place. Concluding his discussion, he discussed the different types of technology used today in forensic investigations.
The event was formally closed by CCJEF Program Coordinator Ms. Maria Diana Delfin. She shared her insights regarding crime scene investigations, emphasizing that “Crime Scene Investigation is a very difficult, time-consuming, and tedious job. The investigator must establish the physical evidence that can be linked to the victim and the suspect."
“It is also noteworthy that the conventional ways of processing crime scene as to the physical reconstruction is actually accentuated by technology,” she added.
Ms. Delfin expressed her appreciation and gratitude to the speaker, as well as the people who made the webinar a reality.