Cybercrime, science, and transnational investigations are must-have elements of police and prosecution training.
Is there a limit to knowledge? Is there a limit to learning? Yesterday, we started the fourth symposium on the future of criminal investigations with more than 1000 registrants from around the world who come from the least populated region in the country, and this indicates that it is not so.
This is the fourth symposium that we organize on this topic, and it is absolutely indispensable in a globalized world like ours, where it is clear that there are no more limits, even for criminals.
And this is not the only thing that we have done this year. Less than a month ago, we held the 14th Patagonia Conference on Criminal Law, attended by high-ranking academics from Spain and Chile, and lawyers from all over Chile participated in it.
Even internally, we train more than 150 police officers, both from Carabineros and PDI, under an initiative we called the Academy of Criminal Procedure, where we deal with various matters in order to increase the quality and results of investigations run by the Public Prosecution Office.
As the Aysen Regional Prosecutor’s Office, we will continue to persevere in looking for new ways to make knowledge available to the public, though, now, due to almost all the limitations caused by the pandemic. By the way, it’s never too late to learn, even from working remotely.
Advances in digital matters aim to make life and work easier for us, but in the wrong hands, it can cause serious and complex problems, which require investigation tools of the same quality, and which truly complement traditional investigative techniques.
For this reason, some of the topics that we started discussing yesterday and will continue today in this seminar, relate to the use of stable isotopes to trace the origin of stolen animals, the evolution of malware for mobile devices, and mathematical methods of modeling. Criminal investigations, transnational investigations into cyberspace and their inferential problems, ransomware, digital forensic expert reports, advances in cybersecurity and cybercrime in Chile, computer security risks, digital education, cryptography and blockchain.
We must be prepared, as a penal system, to investigate and determine who is responsible for the crimes, we should have a dialogue more as police and prosecutors in America, because there is a citizen who asks for answers, and there is a society that needs to feel protected and we are called to be we who make this difference in the interest of the people.
Let’s be part of a knowledge society that puts education and training at the center of its priorities, even for police officers and prosecutors.
I also thank PDI, the FBI in Chile for supporting this initiative, to all the academics and professionals accompanying us today from the United States, Australia, Argentina, Spain and Chile.
Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, and with full appreciation and for the use of new technologies. We invite you to watch this seminar through YouTube channel.