On 7-9th of November 2017 in Belgrade (Serbia) was held The VII International Scientific Conference “Archibald Reiss Days”. Scientific event was organized by Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies (Belgrade, Serbia) in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, National Police University of China, Volgograd Academy of the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, Faculty of Security in Skopje, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security in Ljubljana, Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ in Bucharest, Academy of Police Force in Bratislava and University of Banja Luka Faculty of Security Science.
The conference was devoted to the famous criminalist, Professor Rodolphe Archibald Reiss, who worked and lived in Belgrade (Serbia). He organized Institut de police scientifique (Lausanne University, Switzerland) and Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies (Belgrade, Serbia), He helped to Serbian Government with the demonstration and fixation of crimes committed by Austro-Hungarian Army (WWI, 1914-1918).
Criminalists from 23 countries took part in Archibald Reiss Days (more than 60 participants). Before the conference it was printed collection of scientific reports (in 3 volumes). Languages of the conference were Serbian and English. The thematic areas of the conference were: 1) Criminalistic and Criminal Justice Aspects in Solving and Proving of Criminal Offences; 2) Police Organization – Structure and Functioning; 3) Contemporary Security Studies; 4) Strengthening the State’s Institutions and Fight Against Crime; 5) Social, Economic and Political Flows of Crime – Manifestation, Measuring and Analysis; 6) Forensic Linguistics and Language for Specific Purposes; 7) Cybercrime; 8) Innovative Techniques and Equipment in Forensic Engineering; 9) Effects of Physical Activity on Anthropological Status in Security Agencies Personnel.
On first day (7th November) the conference was opened by Acting Dean of the Academy, Prof. PhD Goran Bošković and Acting Vice-Dean for Scientific and Research Work of the Academy, Prof. PhD Biljana Simeunović-Patić and State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia Biljana Popović Ivković.
The scientific Part of the Conference opened by scientific reports with presentations of PhD Andy Becue (School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, Switzerland) “Fingermark Detection: Should We Take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?” and PhD Imre Rudas (Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary) “Internet of Anything – a Superhighway of Cyberworld”. After these scientific reports were Gala Cocktail and the Tour of the Academy’s Museum.
During 7-9th November participants of the Archibald Reiss Days presented their scientific reports in different sessions: PhD Milan Prokin (University of Belgrade School of Electrical Engineering, Serbia) and PhD Durad Budimir (University of Westminster, London, UK) “Internet of Insecure Things”; PhD Dragan Dukanović (University of Belgrade, Serbia) “Security of the Western Balkans in Contemporary Geostrategic Changes between East and West”; PhD Milivoj Dopsaj (University of Belgrade, Serbia) “Percent of Body Fat Standards for Serbian Male Police Officers”; PhD Detlef Nogala (Research and Knowledge Management Officer, CEPOL) “What the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training Has to Offer for Facilitating Scientific Research and Academic Study in Law Enforcement Education and Training”; PhD Durdica Hazard (School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, Switzerland) “Discussion between Forensic and Evidence Law Practitioners around the Relevancy Concept”; Prof. Dr. Andrea Kozáry (National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary) “Are Mediation and Restorate Justice Programs Suitable for Problems between Police and Ethnic Minorities?”; PhD Matyas Szabolcs (National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary) “Predictive Policing Researches in Hungary”; Prof. Dr. Valery Shepitko (Criminalistics Department, Yaroslav the Wise National Law University, Ukraine) and Dr. Mykhaylo Shepitko (Criminal Law Department, Yaroslav the Wise National Law University, Ukraine) “Criminalistic Strategy and Trends of Criminalistics”; PhD Barbora Vegrichtova (Police Academy of Czech Republic, Prague) “Interpretation of Criminal Tattoo Symbols in Prison Facilities”; MA Mojca Rep (Associate Judge at the District Court Celje, Slovenia) “Criminal Procedure Act as the “Skeletons of the Legal Order” – What’s New in Slovenia?”, etc.
During the Conference it were presented International Projects of the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies: MA Marija Popović “NATRISK WEB”, PhD Zvonimir Ivanović “IMPRESS” and PhD Nenad Radović “NARCOMAP”. Guests of the Conference informed about poster presentation. Archibald Reiss Days included coffee breaks, lunches, official dinner and Belgrade Tour.
The conference brief
was prepared by
Dr. M. Shepitko