To better prepare the staff of the Forensic Services and Forensic Sciences Office at the Attorney General Office in Mexico, professional members of this institution participated in the twenty-sixth International Symposium on Human Identification held in Phoenix, Arizona last September.
On behalf of the Institution, local members from the Genetics Laboratory from Chihuahua and Juárez attended this symposium in order to share experiences and ideas regarding the use of genetics and the application of biometrics for citizen’s identification.
The incorporation of these new identification techniques to the practice of forensic science has yielded remarkable results in solving cases and criminal expertise. The use of genetic markers in human trafficking strengthens the power of the national database and is intended to prevent anonymous trafficking between different states or from other countries.
Additionally, this database provides local and national authorities with a tool to search for missing people. Moreover, biometrics recognition techniques based on people’s unique and nontransferable physical traits, is a key strategy in the reinforcement of identification systems. The participation of professionals in this type of events promotes the incorporation of new knowledge to achieve a high level of professionalism, improving the quality of expertise and identification services in Mexico.