I-CRIME has organised a cycle of activities to improve forensic medicine and criminal investigation in the SICA countries
The I-CRIME project, for cooperation in criminal investigation in Central America to combat crime and drug trafficking at international level, has organised a series of sessions aimed at improving the efficiency of the prosecution and criminal investigation of international crime, during the coming months.
The general objective is to improve the performance of services provided by the institutes of forensic medicine and criminal investigation laboratories through the strengthening of the technical and scientific capabilities of their personnel. These activities will be organised under three broad areas: quality systems, forensic genetics and gender violence.
To do this, conferences, workshops and online courses will be given through the Connect.FIIAPP platform, aimed at beneficiaries from the Central American Integration System (SICA) countries in order to share good practices and debates on the different methods used through the analysis of practical cases.
The sessions were presented, in a virtual event, called: “Central American encounters in forensic sciences: genetics, gender violence and quality management” in which Hefer Morataya, director of democratic security at SICA, participated; with Mariano Guillén, FIIAPP Director of Justice and the Rule of Law and Mariano Simancas, head of the I-CRIME project.
The I-CRIME project, funded by the European Union, and in whose management the FIIAPP participates, is a further addition to the criminal investigation integration process of the countries of the region. It aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice system in the prosecution of transnational crimes and drug trafficking in order to improve criminal justice enforcement rates.