The work of the center is provided by experienced experts in forensics. Anton Nikolaevich Goryachev, Candidate of Medical is the Head of the Center.
The Center implements the following expertise types:
The Center has a polygon, simulator complex, separated into 4 zones: living room, bathroom, vendor kiosk, and working zone. Every zone has a corresponding plot of a criminal case. Here, the center’s experts teach future lawyers skills to detect and collect traces of the crime. The criminal laboratory of the Center of Legal Expertise possesses the necessary equipment: polygraph, criminalist’s cases, equipment for detection of the criminal traces, and specialized programs.
The Center implements the work in the following areas of focus:
The aims of the Center of Legal Expertise include scientific researches and expertise, as well as closer contacts establishment with other institutions, organizations, and facilities, about the realization of joint researches and scientific and practice studies. In accordance with Professor A.P. Gorbunov, Rector of PSU, Juridical Institute offered an initiative to include the university in the Chamber of Forensic Experts. Following the decision of the Chamber’s Presidium, dated November 9, 2020, Pyatigorsk State University was announced as an active member of this organization and received a corresponding certificate. At present, PSU is the only educational organization in the North Caucasus Federal District to be a member of the Chamber of Forensic Experts. Y.N. Shapovalov, Candidate of Juridical Sciences, Head of the Chair of Civil and Legal Disciplines and Forensic Expert Activity at Juridical Institute, is the representative of PSU in the Chamber.