A TRANSVERSAL ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF TEACHING FORENSIC SCIENCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY Cover Image

A TRANSVERSAL ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF TEACHING FORENSIC SCIENCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY
A TRANSVERSAL ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF TEACHING FORENSIC SCIENCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY

Author(s): Georgică PANFIL, Marius ANDRIȚA, Viorel Coroiu, Marin Ruiu, Dănuț NECHITA
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: forensic science; teaching evolution; technology impact.

Summary/Abstract: The paper is concentrated on an applied research, developed over the year 2016, using transversal methods, on the field of the perceptions of forensic science professionals related to the influence, in time, of the technology versus learning efficiency in the area of forensic science. It is well known that during last two decades, aspects related to the procedures of operational behavior related to crime scene, as well as the laboratory analysis have evolved. Furthermore, the learning process has changed, as it was determined by the evolution related to the usage of technology within practical situations. In this context, current paper was focused in evaluating the perception of few target groups, all of the originating from the field of forensic science. The research was focused on the questionnaire method (both "open" and "closed" questionnaire), and it tackled some key groups: first, a group of students from last year of studies (from "Forensic" profile), originating from Romanian Police Academy, as the only institution to train forensic scientists; second, a group of forensic operatives with no more than 5 years in the field of forensic science. Third, a group with 15 to 25 years in the field of operational work, and forth, a group of operatives close to retirement. All of these groups were subject to the study, which contained questions directly related to the use of technology in direct training - be there initial or continuous - related to the field of forensic science. As such, the graphics and the results are interpreted and are accompanied by a section of conclusions of the authors.

  • Issue Year: 01/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 72-78
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English