Russian Federal Center for Forensic Expertise under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
Russian Federal Center for Forensic Expertise under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

The Russian Federal center for forensic expertise under the Ministry of justice of Russia traces its modern history back to 01.10.1962, when the all-Union scientific research Institute of forensic expertise was established, coordinating the work of SEU in all 15 republics of the former Soviet Union. The main activities of the Centre are connected with expert trade, the development of scientific-methodical support, retraining and advanced training of employees of the SEU (as the system of the Ministry of justice and other organizations), training of scientific personnel, and conduct training work with judges and investigators, certification of non-experts. 
In order to further develop the scientific school of forensic science, obtain higher legal education for state forensic experts taking into account the specifics of forensic science, prepare scientific personnel and defend theses in its own dissertation Council for legal Sciences, a specialized Department of forensic science was established in 2015 on the basis of one of the leading Universities in the country – RUDN. Here, the RFCSE successfully implements the unique master's and postgraduate program "Forensic activities in law enforcement" and conducts the defense of candidate and doctoral theses in the scientific specialty 12.00.12. - "criminalistics, forensic activities, operational investigative activities".

During its existence, the Department of forensic science has trained more than 20 highly qualified masters and postgraduates in the field of organization and implementation of forensic activities. 
Thus, within the framework of the master's program, graduates of the Department are prepared for the following types of professional activities: 

  • law enforcement;
  • expert consulting;
  • organizational and managerial;
  • research.

As a result of mastering the main educational program, graduates acquire General cultural and professional competencies, as well as the ability to apply knowledge, skills and personal qualities to solve professional tasks.

Gennady Bocharov
Deputy Director of the Russian Federal center for forensic examination under the Ministry of justice of Russia