ABU DHABI: During a lecture held at New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi campus, Abu Dhabi Police provided a series of educational guidelines to acquaint students with the dangers of so-called youth crimes.The lecture was delivered by Lt Colonel Maryam Al Qahtani, director of Criminal Biology Department at the Criminal Evidence Department of Abu Dhabi Police.
Al Qahtani focused on DNA, youth crimes and ways to prevent them.The lecture was attended by fourth year and Master’s degree students from the faculty of business administration as well as the teaching faculty at the institute. Al Qahtani emphasised the importance of communication between Abu Dhabi police and the various universities and educational institutions, which reflects positively in various fields.
Moreover, she underscored Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness to enhance this communication and collaboration which yielded scientific agreements and exchange of experiences in training and scientific areas. In her lecture, she spoke about DNA, its definition, its development phases until becoming acceptable evidence as well as its importance to serve criminal justice and prove lineage and kinship.Furthermore, she reviewed a number of cases uncovered by the Criminal Evidence Department, using scientific methods, particularly ‘DNA’.
She also stressed the keenness of Abu Dhabi police to develop its scientific and practical resources, which earned most forensic laboratories in the department international accreditations.